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OOME fifty years ago the author's attention became 
*^ much interested while glancing over some of our 
early city records, in which he found a great deal of re- 
markable and curious information pertaining to the past, 
especially that relating to the City of New York. This led 
to the examination of old newspapers, books, documents 
of various kinds, as well as traditionary accounts, all of 
which were most acceptable food for the mind of the 
hungry gatherer; but he must here admit that they were 
not satisfying, or only for the moment, as the want still 
continued for this species of ancient lore. 

Among these gatherings the family name and posi- 
tion appeared rather attractive, and, of course, received 
considerable attention, but with no other thought at the 
time than the author's gratification. However, some few 
years ago, certain inquiries were made in relation to the 
de Veaux family, which rather stimulated the author to 
draw together all which related to the subject then in 
his possession. The quantity rather surprised him, but 
the quality was found so mixed^ and the name so vari- 
ously spelled, that it appeared rather formidable to at- 
tempt its compilation ; but he believing it would be a 
record of interest to the descendants of the family gene- 
rally, this, with a hope of assistance from some of the 
various branches connected, induced him with the at- 
tempt to place it into book form. 


Although his researches since have been attended 
with many difficulties — especially and in consequence of 
his numerous letters of inquiry were either not answer- 
ed or done in such a manner as to be almost worthless — 
yet there were some of the family who became much in- 
terested, and gave him all the information they possess- 
ed or could gather of their respective branches ; and he 
admits that without their assistance the work would not 
have appeared in its present, but ver}'- unsatisfactory, form 
to represent a proper family genealogy. 

It is not expected, however, that the public generally 
will take much interest in the following pages, except 
where some prominent fact is presented relative to gene- 
ral history, as the subject was written and intended prin- 
cipally for the use of the descendants of the de Vemix or 
De Voe famil}^ and their connecting branches, who, from 
their intimate knowledge of the no doubt various mistakes 
made by the compiler in recording the past generations, 
especially those connected with their immediate families ; 
they, however, will have an opportunity to assist him or 
themselves in perfecting the same, and also of continuing 
on their several branches of the present and the future 
generations of an increasing and hitherto a i-espectable 


No. 104 West Thirteenth Street, New York. 


IN glancing over a large number of old records, genealo- 
gies, and late directories of French noble families, we 
find the name now generally known as De Voe, De Veaic, de 
Veaux, de Vaux, etc., appears to have been originally known 
in France as Vaux, Veaiix, etc., and was found to be promi- 
nent among the government officers at a ver}^ early period. 

In a very elaborate genealogy * we find : " The family of 
Vaux derived its surname from a district in Normandy, 
where it was originally seated. So early as the year 749 of 
the Christian era a branch of the Vaux Family is found in 
Provence, who was found to be allied by marriage to seve- 
ral of the Sovereign Princes of Europe." 

Another early branch is noticed by " Bouvier," who says : 
" Eloi, Sire of Verchmont, had been appointed, in an Edict 
of Charles the Bald in the year 857, Vidame and Lord of 
Vaux, Count of Verchmont." 

At a later period " ^Eloi-Michel De Vaux is called Sire & 
Count of Verchmont, Sire & Baron of Gaillon, great baillif 
of the sword (grand bailli d'epee) of the Dutchy of Nantes, 
Prince of the holy Roman Empire, and Commander of the 
Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Malta. Another of the 
Verchmont branch was found in a rescript of '""Charles de 
Gonzague, when he made Charleville out of the small Town 
of x\rches in 1698." 

The name is further mentioned in the records of that 
and subsequent periods by the patronymic of Beaux, Baux, 
or Vaux (B and V being used indiscriminately in the south 

* " A ■*Count Elie de Vaux de Verchmont was taken, under the Republic, corresponding with 
the army of Conde ; judged and condemned, he was executed on January s, 1793, whilst his bro- 
ther, ^^^^Michel Verchmont, was receiving a sword of honor for his brave conduct in front of the 


of France), and the ancient possessions of the Princes oi Baux^ 
in that country are still called " Les Terres Baussengues,"" 
comprising Aix, Marseilles, etc. 

In the year 1140 the Vauxes disputed the sovereignty of 
Provence with the house of Barcelona, and in 1173 they 
acquired the principality of Orange by marriage with Ti- 
burge, heiress of Orange. 

" "" Bertram de Vaux was Count of Montescaziosi, and 
married Beatrix, daughter of """'Charles II., King of Naples 
and Sicily. 

" His son, ^Francis de Vatix, espoused Margaret of Anjou, 
widow of ^'"Edward Baloil, King of Scotland, etc. Upon 
this marriage, Francis de Vaux was created Duke of Andrea in 
the Kingdom of Naples, &c., and his descendants enjoyed the 
highest offices, as the following inscription, translated from 
a monument erected in the year 161 5 in the Church of St. 
Clair, at Naples, fully attests. This monument is dedicated 
to the most illustrious family of Vaux, a potent race, deco- 
rated with the royal insignia in the kingdom of Vienne and 
Aries, Princes of Orange, Counts of Geneva, and great rulers 
within the sovereignty of Provence, which the)^ frequently 
subjugated to their dominion b}^ force of arms." " "Hy^ero- 
nymiis de Vaux has here deposited the bones of as many of 
his name and lineage as he has been able to collect, and 
out of piety to them has erected this monument to their 
memory : 

" Videlicet, to the memories of 

" 'Antonia de Vaux, Queen of Sicily. 
'Isabella de Vaux, Queen of Naples. 
^Cecilia de Vaux, Countess of Savoy. 
'Sibella de Vaux, Princess of Piedmont. 
"Maria de Vaux, Dauphiness of Vienne. 
"Isabella de Vaux, Despotisses of Servia." 

"The earliest account we have of the founders of the 
English branches of the Vaux family is that of '"Bertrand 


•de Vaux ; attended a tournament in the year 929, and was a 
favorite of '"''Robert I., Duke of Normandy, grandfather of 
William tJie Conqueror. The names of the descendants of 
this Bertrand are traced through the Rolles Normand, writ- 
ten Bajix, Vaux, Vaulx, &c." 

In the next earliest French records we find ^^^^jfeaude 
Veau, gallant (son of a chevalier), who assisted, with seve- 
ral other noblemen, in 1302 at the assizes of the Seneschal of 
Beauraime." Then appears: 

^^Rahnond de Veau, gallant son of 'Teu Pierre Garin de 
Vaux ; and 

^^Pierre Rigaud de Vaux who pledged fidelity and duty 
to the ""Countess Elinore de Cominges in 1343." 


FRENCH Heraldic Genealogists have introduced vari^ 
ous " Coats of Arms " of the family name at a very 
early period. ^^Vaux-de-Salins " thus appears : 

" {^Uazur a 3 Chapeaux d' Albanois d'or.^ 
This Famil}^ who recognized as its stem 
^''Jean de Vaux, Councillor and Master 
of the Chamber des Comptes, a Court 
of Burgund}' in 1496, became extinct or 
merged in the last century in that of 
the Alep3\" 

Another translation introduces in 1508 ''^Jean de Veau, 
magistrate of the Province of Languedoc, who was one of 
the Councillors of the Court of Parliament in Toulouse, and 
who solicited the king to establish a Criminal Court in the 

From the Grandmaison Dictionary of Heraldry we also 
introduce the foUowino^: 

" de Vaux. D'argent, a une mon- 
tagne de sable, surmontee d'une. 
aigle de gueules." 

Field, silver ; eagle, red ; mountain, 


"(/r Vanx. Dauphine. De 
giieiiles ail lion passant d'argent." 

*^=^ '. /!/ 


Field, red ; lion, silver. 

" de Vaiix (Baron) or Carra de 
Vaux (Baron). Domicile, Chateau 
de Rieux (Marne). 

Amies : D'azur, an chevron d'ar- 
gent, accompagne de 3 losanges 2 
& I, & d'un croissant en pointe dii 

" The Arms of de Vaux and 
^'""Isaac de Fancher, Esquire, Lord 
of Clozuron (Perigord), married on 
the 2d of May, 1598, by contract, 
the noble "Miss Rebecca de Vaux, 
who, by her testament of the 7th of 
Jul}', 1625, declared that she wished 
to be buried in the Church of the 
Dames de Fontaine, in the place 
she acquired of the Nuns of the said 



^'' Dc Veaii of Languedoc^' "Lords 
of Chavagnac, of Robiac and other 
places — De an veau d' argent & un 
chef d'azur, cJiarg^ d'un croissant 
renvers^ d 'or accoste de 4 (ftoiles d 'ar- 

" The family of De Veau of Robiac originally came from 
Languedoc, and enjoyed from time immemorial all the pre- 
rogatives exclusively reserved to the nobility of ancient ex- 

" The name, which is sometimes found written De Vaulk 
or De Vaux, is often quoted by historians of that province as 
distinguished in the magistracy, as in the profession of arms. 
The family have always allied themselves to the principal 
houses of that province, especially to those of d'Orneau, 
de Bernard, de Lassagne, de Narbonne, Lary, and of de 

" It was maintained in its nobility by the Royal Commis- 
sioners appointed to search out the usurpers of nobility in 
the Province of Languedoc in the year 1666. 

" The Coat of Arms of this family, which are represented 
at the head of this notice, were to be seen in the year 1766 
upon the outer walls of the Church of the Commune of Ro- 
biac, of which '"MM. de Veaii were patron Lords." 


Another branch of the family in 
France, who no doubt had performed 
important and gallant services for the 
" House of Lorraine," were ennobled 
with a " Coat of Arms " of that place, as 
here represented. 

" de Veanx, Lorraine — D'azura I'aured 
d'aro-ent & bordee de sable." 

" This family was long ago extinct in the male line, and 
the. last representation was by '''Mad', de Veaux, a dowager 
at the Chateau de Ville." 


REFERENCES to the family name, although differently 
spelled, are found in various places and periods, some 
of which may be interesting to the family by their introduc- 
tion here. 

The i-egister of the parish church of Frith, England, 
contains in its marriages, baptisms, and deaths three names 
at an early period : 

" 1625, Octr. ''''Stephen Devorax was Baptised. 
1628, Deer. 21. ''^JoJin, son of ""^Christopher Devorax, do. 
" 28. "-'Philip, son of '''Philip Devorax, Buried." 

The register of the burials, etc., of the Collegiate Church 
or Abbey, known as the " Westminster Abbey," contains 
the name of '''Katharifte Devoucs, buried in the middle of the 
east cloister, August 10, 1710. 

In the Massachusetts Historical Collection (4th series, 
vol. viii. p. 712) appears, under date September 9, 1688: 
'"^''^Count Davanx, the French Ambassador at the Hague, pre- 
sents a Mem"^ to the States Gen. on their great armament 
by sea and Land, and declares that the first act of hostility 
committed b}^ their Troops against the King of Great 
Britain, his Master would look on as an absolute rupture of 
Peace Avith them." ^ 

In 1632 'W. de Vatix, an officer in the regiment of Lan- 
guedoc, was severely wounded at the battle of Castelnau- 
dary, in which the Duke of Montmorency was taken pri- 

" At the close of the 17th century the family was repre- 

* "Among the list of persons of the French nation admitted into the Colony of Massachusetts 
by the Governor and Council, dated Boston, Feb. i, 1691, was ^■•Peter De Vaux, with his wife, 
daughter, and an English maid " ; and from the commissioners' record of the same place and year 
appears ^^Jl/ons. De Voe. 


sented by '''' Louis de Veau, born in 1680, Lord of Chavagnac, 
officer in the Infantry Regiment of Aumont. In 1707 he 
married "'^Catharine d'Orneau, by whom he had two sons : 
ist, ''Louis, and 2d, '"Francois de Veau, born in 1718, an of- 
ficer of the Troops of the Isle of Bourbon. '^^ Louis de Veau, 
born in 1715, Lord of Chavagnac, Robiac, and other places, 
and officer of the troops of the Isle of France, was married 
in 1 75 1 to "'''Miss Petronille de Benard, daughter of "'°M. 
de Benard, Counsellor in the Court of Aides and King's 
Commissary at Rheims. The only issue of this marriage 
was ^''Louis ]\Tarie Madeline de Veau, Lord of Chavagnac, of 
Robiac, born in 1755. He, like his Father, was Captain of 
Infantry in the Regiment Penthievre. He was married in 
1790 to ""Henriette de Lassaque, daughter of ^""'M. de Las- 
saque and ""Madame de Marbovme Lara, and had one son." 

From the works of Dezobry and Bachelet a translation in- 
troduces : " Vaiix (Noel Jourda, ^'' Count de Vaux), born in 
1705, at the Castle of Vaiix (diocese of Puy), died in 1788 ; 
entered the army in 1724 as a Lieutenant in the Auvergne 
Regiment ; served with distinction in Italy and Bohemia; 
obtained the command of the Angoumois Regiment ; was 
made Brigadier General by his exploits in Flanders under 
""Marshall de Saxe ; distinguished himself as a Lieutenant- 
General at the battle of Corback, at the Sieges of Cassel 
and Wolfenbuttel, at the battle of Johannisberg ; was ap- 
pointed Second in Command of the three Bishopricks ; 
Commanded-in-Chief in Corsica in 1769, reduced that 
Island in three months (and was made a Marshall in 1783)";* 
of which a more particular account is given in the press of 
that period as follows : " The '''' Count de Vaux, the new Com- 
mander of the French Troops {in the month of April, 1769), 
is taking every measure to open the Campaign against the 

" The French reinforcements that already arrived at 
Corsica consist of 10,000 men, 3,000 mules, and 1,20a 
horses, besides ammunitions, provisions, and forage." 

* New York Journal, July 27, 1769. 


" Letters from Bastia, dated May 7, brought the news 
that ^^ Count de Vaux declared" — "that all the districts of 
Nebbio, composed of seven villages, had submitted to his 
Majesty's (French) Troops ; that the Corsicans had aban- 
doned their entrenchments in that quarter, and the inhabi- 
tants of Zouza had also submitted, and that we had posses- 
sion of the Pass of Lento." 

"The Corsicans were commanded by ^'"General Paoli, 
and it was noticed in a letter, May 26, that the French 
Troops carried all before them, and there are but few 
places in Corsica that have not submitted to the French 

" The headquarters of ''^M. de Vai/x, the French General, 
is actually at Corte." — "Paoli very narrowly escaped be- 
ing made a prisoner ; his hat was taken and the Cockade 
which he wore is sent to M. le Due de Choiseuil."- — *' The 
^''Count de Vaux has taken near 9,000 Corsicans, with 300 
French deserters." 

The gallantry of Count de Vaux, no doubt, led the French 
government to name one of her war- vessels after him, as 
we find in an account of the French vessels taken by the 
British Virginia squadron, in 1778, one named " Vicomptc de 
Veaux, in which was a French Vicount, an officer ot the 
French Army, who was to have the rank of a Major-Gen- 
eral in the Rebel Army."* This vessel was brought to 
New York and advertised for sale at public auction — " The 
ship Vicompte de Veaux, a fine frigate built ship, mounts 24 
carriage guns, &c. — taken by the English, &c." 

After the close of the Revolution and peace established, 
vessels of various nations again began to visit the harbor of 
New York, and more especially those belonging to the Eng- 
lish and French governments. A vessel of the latter na- 
tion, and no doubt the first after the opening of the port at 
New York, arrived in the month of March, 1785, which at- 
tracted a great deal of attention from prominent friends of 
our government from the fact that their nation had assisted 

* New York Gazette, April 8, 1778 


US in our freedom from British rule. This arrival caused a 
considerable feeling against our French allies by some of 
the Tories yet remaining in New York, and more especially 
among the sailors belonging to the British vessels then 
lying in the harbor. The press announced that — " Last 
Thursday (March 31, 1785) arrived his most Christian 
Majesty's Packet, Lc Courier de Nezv York, '"Mons. De Veaux 
commander, in sixty-two days from L' Orient." The 
French officers were welcomed in various ways, which, no 
doubt, further excited the jealousy of Tories and other 
enemies of the government, who wished for an opportunity 
to displa}^ their feelings, which soon after took place. The 
French officers had given a dinner to several prominent 
citizens on board of their vessel on the 17th of April fol- 
lowing, and of what took place afterward the press gave the 
following account:* "About six o'clock last evening an 
aff"air happened near the 'Old Slip ' which should excite 
the indignation of every free American. 

" This fracas happened between two boats on the river, 
which put the whole city in a ferment and excited the in- 
dignation of every true Whig. The circumstances which 
gave rise to this rencontre were as follows : "Capt. De Veanx 
of the French Packet {Le Courier tie Nezv York), ""'Chevalier 
de Abbeville, Messiers ""Lawrence and "" Morris, and 
''^"^Master Sears (son of Col. Sears) were coming on shore, 
having dined that day on board the Packet ; were premedi- 
tatedly insulted by a boat full of sailors, said to have come 
from the British Packet, who endeavored to run foul of 
them, which was spiritedly resented by the gentlemen from 
the French Packet, which brought on a severe fray, and 
threatened consequences more fatal than did actually take 
place, as the British sailors from all the ships in the harbor, 
armed with bludgeons and aided by a Tory Junto, some of 
whom were marked and since apprehended, assembled at 
the place of landing, v/here hostilities recommenced with 
double vigor, and compelled the French party to resort to 

* New \ox\. Journal, April 21, 1785. 


their boat ; but these insatiable and unmanly villains, not 
content with the advantage that numbers had given them, 
they poured in such vollies of stone that they sunk the 
boat and exposed the lives of those on board to the most 
imminent danger ; but by the timely assistance of another 
boat they were rescued from that death which seemed to 
threaten them. Several of those gentr}^ are in confine- 
ment, and it is expected they will meet the leward due to 
their demerits." 

A few days later appeared in the press: " Last Friday 
{29th inst.) sailed his most Christian Majest3''s Packet Le 
Courier de Neiv York, *"Ca/>t. De Vcaiix, with a Foreign mail 
for L'Orient. — ""Lady Ann Stuart is gone passenger in the 

About this period the dauphin (Louis XVIL) having been 
under the instruction of a teacher, it was stated : " After the 
flight and return of the Royal Family from Varrennes, 
when the "^Abbe De Veati, his tutor, was about to resume his 
instructions, he began his first lesson by reminding his pupil 
that he had broken off in his grammatical studies at the 
degrees of comparison, &c." 

In the news from France dated April 22, 1793, ap- 
peared:* "The Revolutionary Tribunal is eager to shed 
innocent blood, and new victims are daily and hourly sac- 
rificed on the Guillotine. Eight General Officers have al- 
ready suffered, and on the i8th ^''Co/. dii Vaux, Aid du Camp 
of Dumourier, added another to this number." 

A few days after the press noticed "M. Cadet de Vaux 
had made, or given, some very interesting experiments in 
chemistr}^, in France, before the members of the Marine 
Council of Health, 

* New \ox\Jo2irnal^ etc., June 22, 1793. 


THE Forefathers of the De Voe Family in America 
were found to be French Protestants, who with the 
many thousands earl}^ became known as Huguenots, all of 
whom were particularly obnoxious to the Roman Catholic 
authorities in France, especially to the infamous Catharine 
of Medicis, who persuaded her son. King- Charles IX. of 
France, to massacre all the Protestants in the kingdom ; 
and that detestable prince sent orders to the governors of 
the different provinces to put all the Huguenots to death 
in their respective districts. Some of them obeyed, but 
others immortalized their names by a spirited refusal. The 
"'"Vicount d'Orthe, Governor of Bayonne, wrote to the 
court that " the King had man}^ brave soldiers in that 
garrison, but not a single executioner. '' 

"Sire," answered another Catholic governor, who \vill 
ever be dear to humanity, " I have too much respect for 
your Majesty not to persuade myself that the order I have 
I'eceived must be forged : but if— God forbid ! — it should be 
really 3^our Majesty's order, I have too much respect for 
your Majesty to obe)' it." 

The " Massacre of St. Bartholomew," as it was named, 
began on Sunday morning, August 24, 1572, and contin- 
ued eight da3's, with scarce any intermission, when more 
than five thousand were slain. Old and young, male and 
female, rich and poor, all who were Huguenots, or sus- 
pected of favoring their principles, were mercilessly slaugh- 

After some twenty years of unsettled government, Henry 
IV. was found on the throne as a Protestant king ; which 


lasted but a few short years, when public policy led him to 
abjure Protestantism in 1593. This act naturally displeased 
the Protestants, when Henr}', to conciliate this portion of 
his subjects, issued the celebrated Edict of Nantes in 1598, by 
which the Protestants were granted a perfect toleration of 
their religion, and full security both in person and property. 
After Henry's death the Huguenots became disappointed ; 
the Edict of Nantes was flagrantly and repeatedly violated, 
which led them to resolve to defend themselves from con- 
tinued insults and oppression. An assembly of their leaders 
was held at Rochelle, when it was resolved, unless their 
wrongs should be redressed, they would throw off the yoke 
of France and erect a republic on the model of the Dutch. 
A war was the consequence under Louis XIH., when the 
Huguenots were so formidable that the king was obliged 
to hold a treat)^ and confirm the " Edict of Nantes," al- 
though it proved an insecure peace. The Huguenots were 
afterwards attacked and besieged in Rochelle, where they 
bore all the horrors of a fierce siege and famine, by which 
more than two-thirds of the inhabitants had fallen victims, 
and those which were left in 1629 became wholly at the 
mercy of their enemies. 

After this period the Protestants were gradually deprived 
of a great many of their rights as citizens, and then again 
followed persecutions of a most unbearable character, to 
which was added the prohibition of their leaving the king- 
dom. These numerous afflictions led thousands to expatri- 
ate themselves when opportunity offered. 

Among the suffering Protestants the de Veaiix family, or 
portions of them, had prepared themselves for flight; and 
when a favorable opportunity appeared they left their 
country and their home for ever. 


THE first member of the de Veaux or De Vos family 
who emigrated to America was found in New Am- 
sterdam (New York), as early as the year 1653, named 
■•^Matheus De Vos (as it was then spelled), and his wife. 

He appeared to be a man of considerable intelligence, as 
he was earl}^ engaged exercising the office of public notar}-, 
and frequently appeared in the Court of Burgomasters and 
Schepens as the attorney for litigant parties. 

His wife died soon after his arrival, and in 1656 he married 
the widow of ""Philip Geraerdy, whose maiden name was 
""'^Maria Pollct, and who was in possession of considerable 
property in Stone Street, where the}^ resided. 

Some two years later ^'Henry De Vos, with a 3^oung- 
sister named ''^Anna, were also found here. Henry soon 
after married, and had a daughter named *'^Mary, born in 
1659; afterwards had another named *'Catalina, who mar- 
ried, in 1686, "''Nicholas Depuy. The sister Anna had 
previously married (1665) to ""Christian Lyerson. 

These earl}^ settlers, when pronouncing their original 
name — if it was de Veaux — no doubt called and wrote it De 
Vos; afterwards the name was found differently spelled both 
in the records and the press. There appeared to be some 
persons among them who had, and others yet still continue 
to have, different ideas in relation to the pronunciation and 
spelling of the name, which they and their generations 
generally continue to use. 

This change has been most remarkable within the past, as 
also in the present centur}^ especially in the United States, 
where the name is found recorded in Bibles, church rec- 
ords, wills, letters, bills, and even on head-stones of the 


dead, which shows the great variety of change in almost 
every conceivable form of spelling it. In fact there will 
appear in this work above fifty different ways of forming 
the name. 

The next earliest arrival found here was ^"^ David du Fo7ir, 
whose surname appeared differently spelled from any other 
branch who had yet arrived here, either before or after 
him ; we find, however, that other and later arrivals, whose 
surnames, though differently spelled, yet they were attracted 
near where dit Four had settled ; when their generations 
became connected, and after a period, the spelling of the 
name of ^/?^ /^3?/r ceased to exist, or at least it became un- 
known in the settlement. 

Our esteemed friend ""'J^^^s Riker, in his interesting 
"History of Harlem," informs us that ''^Wavid du Four, 
whose posterity, which became numerous in this country, 
chanofed the form of their name to Devoor and DevoeT He 


was a " n-ative of Mons, in Hainault; upon this place being 
threatened by the successes of the French in the Walloon 
districts, retired with others of his family to Sedan, and 
afterwards to Amsterdam, where du Foiir, though fitted by 
education for a better position, became an 'opperman,' or 
drayman. Left by the death of his wife, "'"Mary Boulen, 
with a young child, '"Jean or John, born during their stay 
at Sedan, he found another companion in ""Jeanne Frances, 
a lady of mature thirty-two years, from Queivrain, a little 
east of Mons, to whom he was married July lo, 1657. The 
same year, with his new wife and his little son aforesaid, he 
sailed for Manhattan Island," the present New York. 

After du Fours arrival he settled at Harlem, where he 
obtained some ten morgens of land in 1662, on which he 
was residing in 1674, when '"^Nicholas de Vaux arrived at 
that place. The surnames of each being so much alike, they 
perhaps came to the conclusion they were kinsmen ; which 
no doubt led du Four to change the letter F in his name to 
V, and afterwards his generations altered it to De Vore and 
De Voe. 


Du Four remained at Harlem until 1677, when he and 
his son obtained a grant of sixty acres of land near "Turtle 
Bay," on the East River, where he resided until his death, 
which occurred about 1698, leavdng his children named in 
his will, proved in 1699, "John, '^David, ''Peter, '"Glaude, 
and '"Adrien ; last three no account of. 

'"John Devoor was born about 1655, married '""Jan- 
netje Van Isseltej-n in 1676, by whom he had twelve children, 
when his wife died. His second wife was ^""Mary Van 
Woglum, of Albany, who left no children. He died about 
1720, and his will names his children as follows: "Mary, 
''John, '^Margaret, ™David, ''Teter, "'Rachel, "'Arientie 
(Harriet), "Jannetie, "'Elizabeth, "'Teunis, '"William, and 
**Abraham. In his will he bequeaths — "To my eldest son, 
""'John Devoer, three pounds currency, for his Birthright ; to 
my sons, "Peter, ""David, "'William, ""Teunis, and "Abraham, 
each a milch cow or its value ; to my daughter, Arientje, 
wife of '''^"Jacobus Monta3'ne, a milch cow; to my daughter, 
Elizabeth, my painted Cubbard and a milch cow"; but to 
his daughter Rachel, he cuts her off with "one English Shil 
ling, for her undutifulness "; then " 1 give unto my beloved 
wife Mary Devoer, one-fourth part of the crop of Wheat and 
Rye, &c ; and the remainder of my estate to be equally 
divided "; which also included his daughter " "*Janette De- 
voer, wife of "*' Andrew Bisset, and ye children of my daugh- 
ter "Mary (deceased), wife of '"^''Garrit Roelifson." 

"Mary, b. 1677 ; m. "''^Garrit Roelifson in 1699. She died 
before her father's will was made, as appeats above 
•Children not named. 

V^/^;/, b. 1680; m. ''''Catharine Vander Werken, of Half 
Moon (near Albany, N. Y.), in 1706, in which place he and 
two of his brothers were found in 1724. He and his wife 
died about 1746, and his descendants were known as De 
Voe. His children were born and baptized as follows : 
^'John, '"Geertruy, ''William, "Marretje, "Isaac, "Jannetje, 
{then'twins, "Catharine and '"Ariaantie, born in 1725). 

"''John, b. 1707; m. '"''Fytie Vanderkerin 1735; had children, 


"John (b. 1737), "Lena, "Eva, ^"Elizabeth, ^'Catharine/'^Dirk 
(b. 1752), and ''William (b. 1755). 

'■'Lena, b. 1739; m. "''Isaac Dox, of Half Moon, in 1766; 
had children. 

''''Eva, b. 1740; m. "'"Hendrick Kaatsbah in 1759. 

^'Elizabeth, b. 1742; m. '"'John Northern in 1762. 

^'Catharine, b. 1744; m. '''Teter Scheerin 1773. 

'"Geertruy, b. 1710; m. '"'Peter Doxie in 1736. 

'"William, b. 1716; m. "'"Sara Van Worst in 1745; had 
"^Johennes ; or 

''John, b. 1746 ; m. ""Magdalena File in 1772 ; had "Isaac, 
b. 1773; "'Maria, b. 1778; "Celia, b. 1788. 

"'"Marretje, b. 1718 ; m. "'■'■Abraham Van Derkar in 1759; 
had children. 

'Usaac, b. 1720; m. "''Maritje Van Olinda in 1750; had 
^'Catharine (b. 1752), ''Martimus (b. i754)/"John, "Jannettje 
(b. 1760), ''Isaac (b. 1763), and ''Gerardus (b. 1766); three 
last no account of. "Isaac wrote his surname De Voe, which 
in 1747 was found on a receipted bill for carting goods at 

'""Catharine, b. 1752; m. ""Jacob Quackenbos; had children. 

^"jfohn, b. 1757 ; m."''Annatie Conover in 1778 ; had ''Eliz- 
abeth, b. 1779, and "Maria, b. 1781. 

''"Catharine, b. 1725; m. ""Gerrit Quackenbos in .1750 ; 
had children. 

""^Margaret, b. 1681 ; m. ""Teunis Pier ; he died soon after, 
when the widow married ""Alexander Beets. 

'"David, b. 1683 ; m. ""Anna Wakefield (widow of '"""Ja- 
cob Van Bremen) in 1726. 

'"Peier, b. 1685 ; m. '""Annatje Bisset, at or near Albany, 
N. Y. ; had children, '^George, ''Anna, "Michael, "Roelof, 
^'"Margarite (b. 172 1), '"Jacob (b. 1723), and "'John. At an 
early period Peter became a boatman, and afterwards 
captain of a sloop from Alban)^ to New York, carr3nng 
freight and passengers. 

'"George, b. 1713 ; m. '""'Catharine Keller in 1735^ had 
"'George, '"Daniel, and '"Jannette (latter died young). 


""George, h. 1736; m.-''"Auna Kelder ; had '""Anna, b. 1759; 
"'Margarite, b. 1761 ; '""Anthoii}', b. 1764, when his wife 
died. George's second wife was """^Elizabeth Dunning; had 
""Elizabeth, b. 1768, and ""Maria, b. 1771. 

^"Wajiiel, b. 1738; m. """Catharine Doxie in 1760; had 
"'Annatje, b. 1762, and others no doubt. 

^''Aniia, b. 171 5 ; m. '"""John Dret in 1735 ; had '""'John, b. 
1736; '""'Catharine, b. 1739; '"""Janette, b. 1741 r"'"Tobias, b. 
1743 ; '""Isaac, b. 1745, and '"''Rachel, b. 1748. 

''''Michael, b. 1717; m. '""Elizabeth Van Vleet about 1740; 
had children, "'Abraham, "'Jeremiah, "*John, "Teter, 
""Jacob, "^Hannah, "'Isaac, "=iMaria, and ''"Catharine. 
''^Michael, at an earl}^ period, became engaged with his 
Father in boating on the Hudson River. Being somewhat 
prompt and energetic, and withal a good Pilot between 
Albany and New York, in the course of time he became 
the Captain of a vessel whose chief business was to carry 
passengers and freight to and from the City of New York. 
In the course of time he was enabled to become the owner 
of a stanch, fast-sailing Sloop, by which he prospered. He 
married and moved his residence to Esopus, in Ulster Co., 
N. Y., where one of his slaves left him, of whom he adver- 
tises as having " Run away on the 19th inst. (December, 
1762), at night, from the subscriber, living at Esopus, in 
Ulster Co., a negro fellow named Prince, about 28 3"ears 
old, about 6 feet high, and slender; has been used to the sea, 
and followed boating many years; he is much of the Mada- 
gascar color, and smooth skinned. Had on when he went 
away a Kersey coat, leather breeches, and a white linen 
shirt. Whoever takes up the said negro, and secures him, 
so that his master ma}^ have him again, shall receive ten 
dollars rew^ird, and all reasonable charges paid. 

Michael Devoe." 

INIichael soon after purchased a large farm, Ij'ing on the 
river near New Paltz, where he built a dock, which he used, 
in connection with his son "'Abraham, in the freight busi- 
ness, having found that profitable. 


In one of his early trips to New York, "'Michael Devoe 
had some words with a man named '^''Robert Hannas, whom 
he suspected of being dishonest while at .work at New 
Paltz, and for some cause Mr. Devoe exposed him ; and 
while on a trip to New York, Hanna caused Mr. Devoe to 
be arrested for slander. The case was before the Court in- 
the month of October, 1763, when a witness testified that 
Mr. Devoe said : " ' Robert Hannas is a cursed thief, and I 
will prove him one, for he has stolen Rye of °"'Isaac Beve ' ; 
and again he said ' Robert Hannis is a thief, and has stolen 
Pork of ^""David Eckhart, and the pork was found in 
Hannas' House ' ; afterwards he again said, ' Robert Hannas, 
of New Paltz, is a thief ' ; and at the time the said last 
mentioned scandalous and false words and lies were spoken 
by him the said Michael, as aforesaid, did live at a place 
called the New Paltz ; and he again said afterwards, ' Robert 
Hannas stole two Fox skins.' " The case appeared to have 
been decided in favor of the defendant, and the consequence 
was the loss of the character of the plaintiff. 

On the opening of the Revolutionary War ^^Michael and 
his son ('''Abraham) joined and signed the " Associators' 
Agreement," on the loth of May, 1775, which no doubt was. 
the cause of his being taken a prisoner at his home (New 
Paltz), by the British, in the month of October, when they 
went up the North River in their war vessels. This fact is 
set forth by Michael Devoe in a deposition before the War 
Committee, which appears to have been dated "Marble Town, 
Saturday night, 8th November, 1777" (Ulster Co., N. Y.), 
"'"Michael Devoe, of the precinct of New Paltz, being duly 
sworn, deposeth and saith : That on Wednesday, the 15th of 
October last, a certain '"'Captain Clark, belonging to the 
enemy, came to the landing belonging to the deponent and 
presented a firelock at him, desired him to come aboard his 
boat. That the Deponent then went on board the said 
boat because he could not help himself. That the deponent 
was then asked if he had heard any news about Burgoyne ; 
to which he replied that he had, for that he had heard that 


Burgoyne had retreated beyond the Fish Creek, and that 
our people had taken some guns from him ; to which some 
of the enemy answered it was a damned lie. The deponent 
was then asked if he stood for the King ; he answered he did, 
and partly for the Country ; they told him he was reported 
as a damned Reble and ought to be hang'd on the yard 
arm ; but since he, the deponent, and his wife were at home 
they would not burn his house, otherwise they would have 
burnt his house and barn to ashes. That the deponent 
was carried up to Sahatie, and then to New York in a 
row galley, without stopping by the way excepting at the 
Cheveux du Prize, where the galley stayed for about a day 
and a half. That when arrived at New York the deponent 
was immediately put on board the Commodore man of war, of 
fifty guns. That on the complaint of the deponent for want 
of clothes, and his being an old man o'i sixty years of age, he 
was sent ashore to '"^General Jones, who as^ed his name. 
That a woman at that time interposing with a complaint 
against a soldier, the deponent took the opportunity and 
escaped to the house of "''"Andrew Loshe, behind the col- 
lege, where he staid four days and exchanged clothes with 
the said Loshe while he stayed at his house. That he re-ex- 
changed clothes with said Loshe, and on Sunday even- 
ing, the 2d instant, about 7 o'clock, he got a canoe, and 
about 12 o'clock the same night landed near Fort Lee, 
travelling through the mountains to Tappen, then took the 
public road and travelled to Clarkstown, where he was 
challenged b}^ Continental officer, and giving them satisfac- 
tion, "'"'Major John Smith gave him a pass to Esopus. That 
the deponent went to King's Ferry, being the best road, and 
crossing the ferry he landed at Verplank's Point, where he 
found two officers, who desired him to go and inform 
^"""Genl. Putnam that he was come from New York. Whilst 
the deponent was going to the General's he met an officer, 
'who went with him to the General's quarters, and was there 
examined by one of the General's Aid de Camps, who gave 
the deponent another pass to carry him to """'Doctor Bard's, 


which is ahnost opposite the deponent's house, where he 
arrived on Wednesday night last. 

" The deponent further saith, that when he got down to 
New York there was about lOO Transport vessels and five 
Men of War in the North river; that b}^ the time he left 
New York there lay about 70 Transports in the said river 
with the five ships of war, and that he saw several at the 
Watering place. That he heard from the afoi-esaid Loshe 
that several Transports with Soldiers had gone off, while 
the deponent was in Town, to the Delaware. That the de- 
ponent saw between six and seven hundred regulars on 
parade in New York, about the half which were Hessians. 
That while deponent was on board the Galley, going to 
New York, news was brought that ■"'"General Putnam had, 
bv one shot from Doctor Bard's land, killed a Lieut, and 
five privates; that another Lieut, was shot through the 
head at Livingston's Manor, and that ""'Capt. Clark and six 
men on setting fire to """Teunis Houghtaling's house, near 
the strand at Esopus, were terribly burned by the explosion 
of some gunpowder, which the}^ said had been in the said 
house. The deponent saith that about a dozen of large 
cannon, about i8-pounders, were mounted at the Bridwell 
(City of New York). That he had heard that a number of 
the Greencoat Troops had marched to King's bridge and 
were making forts there, and that they were much afraid 
of an attack from the Yankees ; and further this deponent 
saith not. 

'''\Mikel Devour 

After the war °*Capt. Michael Devoe advertises, on the 
6th of December, 1784, and offers "Twenty dollars reward 
for a runawa}' negro man, named Amos." Dated at " New 
Paltz, Ulster County, State of New York." wSoon after this 
period he must have died, as the press, April 18, 1785, no- 
tices : " For sale. — The Farm formerly belonging to Cap- 
tain Michael Devoe, on the North River, about six miles* 
north of Poughkeepsie, and nine south of Esopus ; exceed- 
ingly pleasantl}^ situated, ver}' convenient for shipbuilding. 


The buildings are a good stone house, two rooms on a 
Floor; a stone kitchen adjoining, a good Dutch Barn, two 
barracks, and a good Saw Mill, all on the banks of the 
river; a fine young bearing Orchard of about 1,000 Apple 
Trees. The Farm contains 800 acres of land, 200 of which 
are under improvement. It is a good stand for a Tavern 
or Trader. It is also convenient for a Ferry. The Post 
road leads through it from Albany to New Winsor. Ap- 
pl}' to "''"I. Herve}'." We turn to his descendants: 

^'"Abraham, b. 1741 ; married. He became early engaged 
with his father as a boatman on his vessels, until the Revo- 
lution, when he and his father joined the Associators in 


"^'^jfcremiah, b. 1743 ; m. "'''"Margaret Donaldson in 1765. 
He served in the war of the Revolution, afterwards was 
placed on the Pension Roll in the State of New York in 
1792, at which period he proved service and drew Bounty 
land, or lot No. 94, in Junius Township, Seneca Co., N. Y., 
and settled upon it ; afterwards he moved about seven miles 
from New Paltz, where he remained until his death. Had 
children, '^'David, '"Samuel (b. 1768), '=^Charles (b. 1770), 
"'iVbraham, '''''Caroline, ''"'Nathan, '"Maria, and '''^Margaret. 

^'^ David, b. 1766 ; married and had several children ; re- 
sided in Hyde Park, D. C, following the trade of a Cord- 

^"'"AbraJiam, b. 1773 ; married ; afterwards was drafted in 
the war of 1812, and while in camp near Harlem took a 
fever and died. 

^^"jfohn, b. 1745 ; resided for a period at New Paltz, then 
moved to Vermont 

^-^'Pcter, b. 1747 ; m. '""Jane Kater, late in life, in Ulster 
Co, N. Y. Had children, '^^ohn, '^"Elizabeth, '"Mary (b. 
1796, died unmarried), '''Cornelius, '"Catharine, ""James, 
"'Peter, and '"'Jane. 

^'^John, b. 1779; m. """Sarah Ward. Had but one son, 
named '"John, when the father died suddenly while at work 
on the fortifications near New York, in 18 14. 


'''John, b. 1814; m. ^''"Ann Howland, in Butler, Wayne 
Co., N. Y., in 1843. Had children, "Jennie, ""Hattie (b. 
1848, died 1869), '"John H., '^'Charles M., '"Welling E., and 
'"Hiram P. (b. 1855), and '"Celestia A. (b. 1858); last two 

'^^ Jennie, b. 1845 ; m. '"''Benjamin B. Dow in 1871 ; had 
children and lives in Dwight, Illinois. 

''"John H., b. 1846; m.' "''Emma Smith in 1880, at Wash- 
ington, Illinois. Now engaged in business in De Voe, Faulk 
Co., Dakota. On the opening of the war of Rebellion John 
H. joined, September 8, 1862, Company G, Ninth Regiment 
N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and served to the end of the war 
with an honorable record. 

'''Charles M., b. 1850; m. ''''"Julia Spence in 1875. Has 
one daughter. He is in the drugs and medicines, etc., in 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

"''Welling E., b. 1852; ra. Kate in 1879. No chil- 

''"Elizabeth, b. 1794; m. '""George Quirk, in Ulster Co., 
N. Y. ; had children. 

'^''Cornelius, b. 1800; m. '"'Margaret Bonker ; had chil- 

'''^Catharine, b. 1802 ; m. '""John Springer, and moved to 
Pontiac, Michigan. 

'^'James, b. 1804; m. '"'^Catharine Hart, in Poppleton, Ul- 
ster Co., N. Y. Had a son, ""James, who was an engineer 
at Kingston, N. Y. 

'^'' Peter, b. 1806 ; m. '"^'Isabella Bonce. Peter was a well- 
known pilot on the North River many years. Had '"Mary 
Jane and '"Helen Frances. 

'"^Mary Jane, b. 1836 ; m. first """George H. Kaspendike in 
185 1 ; had '""Josiah (b. 1852) and '""Peter Devoe (b. 1858). 
Her second husband, was named '"''James Miller, whom she 
married in 1876. 

'"'' Helen Frances, b. 1838; m. '""Cornelius Hulsapple in 
1855; had '"^'Samuel Schuyler, b. 1863; and '""Thomas 
Burnett, b. 1866. 


^""''Jane, b. i8o8 ; m. """Thomas Jobs, and soon after moved 
to Canada. 

^"Roeloff,];). i^ig; m. '"'Elizabeth Goeldin in 1742, had 
"^Maria, "'John, ■^"Samuel, '"Catharine, and '^nVilliam, b. 
1760. Several died yonng-. 

"'Afana, b. 1745 ; m. ""^John Dox. 

'''John, b. 1748 ; m. ist, """Margaret Redly ; had "'Heiltje, 
b. 1777. By second wife, -'""Annatje Connor, had '°^Maria, b. 
1779; and '"Anaatje, b. 1781. Moved to Schenectady, N.Y. 

''"Samuel, b. 175 1 ; m. '"Tolly Crown; had '^"Maritje, b. 

''"'Catharine, b. 1757 ; m. '^""Joseph Ouackenbos in 1776. 

'"'John {or Johan Ernst), b. 1726; m. '"'"Maria Keller, in 
1752 ; had "'Coenraet; "'Johannes, b. 175S ; '''Jacob, b. 1761 ; 
and '""Daniel. * 

''"'Coenract, b. 1753; m. '""Elizabeth Keller; had daugh- 
ter, '^'ElizabetJi, b. 1778 ; m. '""John Morrison. 

"""Daniel, b. 1769; m, '"''Carrie Loomis in 1796; had chil 
dren, '"'John D., b. 1798 ; and '"'David, b. 1801 ; both born 
at Helderburgh, Bethlehem, N. Y. 

^""Rachel, b. 1687; m. '""Hendriksen Grootvelt in 1706; 
had children. 

'"''Adrientie, b. 1688; m. ist, '"'"Conrad Vanderbeck ; 2d, 
'""Jacob Montanye. 

''^Jannetje, b. 1690; m. '""Andrew Bisset in 1712 ; had 

''"Elizabeth, b. 1693 ; m. '"'"Michael Cornelius in 1717; had 

''^Tennis, b. 1696; m. '"'^Geortjie (or Margaret) Barhout in 
1726. She died soon after. His second wife was '"""Sarah 
Oblenus, whom he married in 1731. 

"William, b. 1698 ; m. '""'Charity Conklin, in Albany : had 
"nVilliam, '"'Frederick, '""Charity, '"'Henry, and another 
daughter, who married '""'Henry Van Valkenbergh. 

It is said that '""Charit}' married a Mr. Fox at Albany. 

^"^ Abraham, b. 1701 ; married and settled in Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y. 


"^David, b. 1659; m. "'"Elizabeth Jansen in 1689 ; had chil- 
dren, "^Margaret, b. 1690; ""David, b. 1693; '"Jannetie, b. 
1695 ; ^'^John, b. 1697 ; '"Elizabeth, b. 1708 ; and "'Matthew, 
b. 1 7 10. 

^''"Margaret, b. 1690; m. ''"^Janse Rjer in 1714; had chil- 

^"^David, b. 1693 ; m. """Jannetie De Lamontayne, of Har- 
lem, N. Y., in 1715 ; had children, '"Elizabeth, '"David, and 
'"Jane or Jannetie. 

In 1 717 "'David was engaged in public office as a collec- 
tor of the Bowery Division, and reported in that year as 
having collected the sum of ^^2,352 towards the expense of 
*' making the Common Shore and Cleaning the Dock " ; the 
latter, at that period, was located at the foot of Broad Street, 
and the " Common Shore " extended along up the East 
River to the ferry (then^it the foot of Maiden Lane) which 
crossed over to Brooklyn. 

In 1738 David belonged to ""'"Captain G. Stuyvesant's 
Company. In 1776 he was one of the Addressors of "'"'Lord 
and Sir William Howe. Many years before the Revolution 
he was a miller. His death was found noticed in the press, 
August 14, 1780: " M-'.David Devoor, of the Out Ward of 
this City, died last Wednesday, after a short illness, in the 
97th year of his age. Innocense, simplicit}^ and honesty 
through a long life adorned his manners, and recommended 
him to the esteem of every good man who knew him," We 
turn to his children and find : 

^'^Elisabeth, b. 1716; m. ''''John Burger in 1741 ; had 

"'David, b. 1718 ; m. '"'Mary (or Maritie) Van Vlekke- 
ren in 1740 ; had "'Ami, b. 1742 ; who married first, ""'Abra- 
ham Brevoort ; after his death she married "'"General Jacob 
Odell, of Westchester Co., N. Y. David Devoor owned a 
tract of land near " Turtle Bay," on the East River, from 
which place he advertises in 1761 : "A mulatto Wench, who 
ran away from his place at ' Turtle Bay.' " In 1767 he had 
some trouble with his wife, whom he advertised that " he 


will pay no debts of her contracting," and signs "'"David 
Devore, at Turtle Bay." No doubt this trouble with her 
induced him also, in the same year, to advertise his farm for 
sale or to let : " Sixty acres of Land, lying in two parcells, 10 
acres of the same makes 'Turtle Ba}-,' and the remainder, a 
little above that lying on the river, and bounded by the lands 
of '"'"Mr. John Provoost and '"'^Cornelius Clopper; it will be 
sold in 5, 10, or 15 acre lots. Also 9 acres of Woodland in 
Harlem Commons. Apply to ''"David Devoore, living on 
the premises." Then he advertises on 22d of May, 1771, 
"One Mary Ann, a negro girl about 13 years of age, be- 
longing to '"Mr. David Devoor, at 'Turtle Ba}*,' was found 
drowned there. It appeared on the Coroner's inquest that 
she had met with a disappointment from her sisters, who 
went to a Frolic without taking her along with them, which 
had such an effect upon her that it was the occasion of de- 
stroying herself." 

David soon after gave up farming and opened a tavern, 
near the 4-miie stone, where we find in 1778 he advertises a 
gray mare found on his premises, and signs David De Voore. 

Early in the 3'ear 1780 he died, a tavern-keeper in the 
"Out Ward," and in his Avill he sa3's : "I leave and de- 
vise unto my wife, Maritje, the vearly sum of £2^, here- 
tofore settled upon her by a deed of seperation, bearing date 
17th March, 1768, made between David Devore, ist part, 
^^^^Maritje Devore^ 2d part, and '"'Jacob Van Waganan, of 
the City of New York, 3 part, which is in full of all Dower, 
thirds, or Interest. I leave, devise, and bequeath to """Mrs. 
Ann Hardman the yearly sum of ;{^20, for and during her 
natural life, provided she lives single ; but in case she should 
marry after my decease, then the sum is left to his daughter, 
'"Ann Devore, by the said '""Ann Hardman." The resi- 
due of his estate, " after providing for the children of my 
sister, '"Jane Burger, viz : ''"David, ""Ann, '""Nicholas, and 
■■'"^"Elizabeth." He appoints the " '''"Hon. Whitehead Hicks, 
of Nassau (Long) Island; ""Cornelius Clopper, and '""Sam- 
uel Brown his executors. 



""Jane, b. 1719 ; m. ""'Nicholas Burger, Sen., in 1749 ; had 
children, ^""David, ^""Ann, '^""Nicholas, and ^^"Elizabeth. 

^'"Jannetje, b. 1695; m. "'^'Edward Cock in 1721 ; had 

''''John, b. 1697; m. '""Aefie Kortright in 1722 ; had chil- 
dren, '''Jelante, ''"John, Jun''., and ''"Aefie. John resided be- 
low Yorkviile, on the East River, in the Harlem Division. 
He was appointed a constable in 1732. Four years after he 
had a difficulty about the boundary line of his land, when 
the authorities appointed a committee " to cause the land of 
"'Johannes De Voor to be surveyed." The question, how- 
ever, was not then settled ; after a long period of time — of 
some forty years — it was again agitated and finally settled, 
which will be again referred to. 

Among the incidents noticed in the press, the following 
was found in 1768: "Went adrift on Saturday night, the 
20*'' (of February) instant, a Canoe about Twenty-two feet 
long, Painted brown and her bottom laid with Turpentine. 
Whoever takes her up, and brings her to the Subscriber, liv- 
ing near Hell Gate, shall have a reward of Twelve Shillings, 
paid by ^'"Jolm De Vore.'' The next year the poll list con- 
tains the names oi John De Vore, Sen''., and Jo/m De Vore, Jun''. 

In 1772 the question came up again in relation to the 
lands in the Harlem Division, occupied by John De Vore & 
Son, and which brought forth the following letter, addressed 
to =^'"John T. Kempe, Esq., dated "22-^ July, 1772." 

" The Mayor &c. vs. John De Voor. 

" Sir : As it is alledged by the people of Harlem that the 
lands in the possession of y^7W. De Voor & Son, ejected from 
by the Corporation, are a part of the land in dispute, to settle 
w'=^ by Commissioners, an Act is now gone home for the 
Royal assent, it is agreed that those suits should not be 
further prosecuted till we hear from the fate of the said Act. 
" From S'' Your Hum. Ser*., 

'""'"Whitehead Hicks, 
"^"Thomas Jones." 


In the month of April, 1780, was advertised: "To be 
sold. — The farm of '''Johannes Dcvore, in the Out Ward of 
the Cit)^ of New York, Miller, containing 38 acres and 3-4 
qrs. Also a small lot of "round containing five acres of ex- 
cellent good land, with a convenient dwelling-house and 
stable, with a very fine garden, pleasantl)^ situated on the 
East River. For Term apply to JoJiannes Dcvqrc, living on 
the premises." 

In the same 3^ear John Devoor, Farmer, died, and by his 
will he bequeaths to his son '"John, Jnr., a birthright gift of 
iJ"5 and 14 acres of land, " part of my tract over against Man- 
ning's {BlackzvelC s) Island, adjoining my son John's Land ot 
five acres." " To ni}' daughter ""xVfifee, wife of ""^'John Cort- 
right, 241/^ acres, with a run of water, formerly called the 
^ Saw-Mill,' where a Water Mill was formerly set," (The 
Bridge over this " run of water," on the road to Boston, was 
then and afterwards known as the " Kissing Bridge " ; the 
water emptied into the East River at Kip's Bay.) He wills 
his daughter, "*F(<'//a;^//i' {Doretha), the widow of "'^^Abraham 
Ackerman, married in 1749, ;^ioo and leasehold estate in the 
<:'\iy. He then orders " That piece of ground on my land 
which is kept for a burial place to be reserved for my chil- 
dren and their \\q\ys forever, and that they shall be allowed 
a free passage to it at all times without interuption," His 
children were (married) as follows : 

"^Jelante, b. 1723 ; m. """'Abraham Ackerman, who re- 
sided in the Cit}' of New York, on propert}' presented by 
her father. She died before her father, as noticed in his 

'''^John, b. 1728 ; m. """Isabella Bogert in 1752 ; had chil- 

di-en, '^'John, Jnr., b. 1757; m. ; had also a son "'John, 

b. 1784. 

'"John, Jun'"., inherited some 14 acres of land from his 
father; this, with a few acres added, he advertised in 1783: 
" To be sold— -about 20 acres of land, part of which may be 
made good mowing ground. There is a good Garden, with 
some fruit-trees and a dwelling house and barn, on the 


premises, which is situated on the East River, near Mars- 
ton's Wharf; and tit for a g-entleman's Counti'y seat or a 
man of buisness. Enquire of ^^'Jolui Devoier, on the pre- 
mises." John, Jun'"., the next year advertised his farm to 
be sold at " Public Auction on the 5"' of May (1784), at the 
Merchant's Coffee House. — The Farm on which the sub- 
scriber now lives, situate in the Outward of the City of 
New York, opposite to Blackvvell's Island, containing nine- 
teen acres. There is on the premises a House and barn, an 
orchard, and collection of other Fruit trees. Its situation 
for prospect is equal to any on New York Island. The land 
is good, and will answer either as a gentleman's Countr}' 
seat, or for a person who wishes to attend the New York 
Markets, As it is but six miles from this city either by land 
or water." 

^^^John^^ (son of '''John) married "''^"Cornelia Ackerman, 
who had a son named ''^David. 

^^"Afjie, b. 1730; m. '""Jo^^'^ Cortright. She inherited 
24^ acres ; the other portion of her father's farm, which was 
also offered for sale in 1786, and described as " A farm con- 
taining 24 acres and a quarter, with good meadow, situated 
on the East River, adjoining the Farm of """David Provoost. 
It formerly belonged to John Devore, dec*^. " 

NICHOLAS AiM) \)\m\il. 

THE next arrival of the dc- ]\\iii.v family here was two 
of our forefather's brothers, the eldest named ""Ni- 
cholas and a younger one named "'Daniel. The}' came 
in compan}' with several other French refugee families, 
many of whom had, at an early period, fled to Manheim, in 
Germany. This place afterwards was invaded b}^ '"'''Louis 
XIV,, when the famiU^ of Nicholas and others escaped to 
England ; and in 1674 they accompanied """"Sir Edmund 
Andros across the ocean when he became the second Gover- 
nor of New York. 

The famil}' of '"'Nicholas de \'aux consisted of his wife 
with one child and his young brother, ""Daniel, when he 
settled at Harlem. The next year (1675) Nicholas was 
found in the " Night Watch," at that place, having been 
called upon by the Governor to assist in protecting the in- 
habitants against an attack from the Indians ; and two years 
after he was again enrolled bv the Governor to assist in 
cutting 5,oco trees to erect a " Palisade Wall," on the line 
of the present " Wall Street " (New York), to guard against 
an expected attack of the Indians. This fact gave this pro- 
minent business street its name. 

'"Nicholas had previously obtained some land at Har- 
lem, as we find him taxed for property there in 1677. He 
remained here, however, but a few years, when he removed 
to New Jersey, where he and his wite joined the church at 
Bergen, in 1679. It appeared afterwards that several of his 
wife's relatives had moved to Hackensack, which induced 
him to change his residence to that place. Here they erect- 
ed " The French Church," near where still remains " The 
Old French burying-ground," in which he and his first wife 
were buried ; his second marriage was WMth """'Margaret 


Jans, in 1706, when he was about sixty-four years old. By 
his first wife he had children, "^Abraham, b. 1667 ; '"John, 
b. 1669; ''"Hester, b. 1671 ; '^^Susannah, b. 1673; and ''"Ma- 
rytie, b. 1675. 

^^"Abraham married ^''"'M3aino (Menno or Minnie) de 
Maree in 1688, and joined the " First Reformed Dutch 
Church" in Hackensack, the records of which show the name 
oi Abraham De Voinv, registered in 1694 ; afterwards the name 
appears de J^ouzv and De Vouw, with nearly all of this branch 
many years after. He had six children born at Hackensack, 
and about the year 1705 for some cause he removed to 
Tarrytown, N. Y., where he became a member of the Re- 
formed (Dutch) Church of the Manor of Philipsburg-h, at 
" Sleepy Hollow," and served in the offices of deacon (in 
1708) and elder off and on for about twenty years. 

An old book of records shows on the i6th August, 1710, 
" At a meeting of the Consistory, Abraham de Vouw was 
honourably discharged from his official service as Deacon, 
after serving two years ; his accounts were approved, and 
were as follows: Paid from receipts to '""'Dominie Bartholf, 
29-10 (perhaps Guilders); paid for Communion bread, 10; 
whole amount, 39-10." 

The children of "'Abraham were, ""Nicholas, ""Maria, 
'"Elsie, ''^Rachel, "''John, and '''Christina, b. 1699. 

'"'Nicholas, b. 1689; m. """Catharine Ecker in 1713; had 
"'Abraham, '"'Daniel, and ""Nicholas, the latter born after 
the death of his father in 1718. His widow married *'"'Har- 
man Blauvelt in 1730. 

'''''Abraham, b. 1714; m. and settled in Poughkeepsie. 

^^^Daniel, b. 1716; m. '""Sarah Mapes, of Fordham, by 
which he became invested in a farm on that Manor, de- 
scribed as " running eastward by the land of '"'"^Richard 
Morris, northerly by the land of ''"'Benjamin Archer and 
""^Jacob Lent, south by the land of Richard Morris ; contain- 
ing 40 acres, more or less." 

At an early date he wrote his name De Voo and Devoo, 
and for several yeai-s when recording his vote he was known 


as Daniel Devoc the lliirtl. Me died in 1773, and in liis will 
he bequeaths, to his eldest son David — "shall have three 
pounds; m\' son Levi Devoo, the sum of 20 shillings; son 
John De Voo, my real estate, a ne»To lad named Tom, two 
of my best horses, one cow, grain, leather in the tanpits ; as 
to my two old negroes, Windsor and jean shall not be sold. 
My large Psalm Book to '"'"Rev. Mr. Shoemaker, minister at 
Harlem." His children were named "'"Margaret, ""David, 
""''Levi, ""John, '■""Cornelius, '"'"'Magdalena, '""Mary, and '''"'Abi- 

'""Margaret, b. 1740; m. "'""David ALapes ; had a daughter 
^■"^ Margaret, when he soon after died. His wife remained 
a widow until after her father's death. 

'"^ David, b. 1742 ; m. """'Mary Storms; had daughter ""Eliz- 
abeth, to whom her grandfather leaves a small ])salm book, 

'^"'Lei'i, b. 1745 ; m. ''""Margaret Duyster. He was a pro- 
testor in 1775 ; afterwards confined in the Exeter jail in New 
Hampshire, but the evidence appeared insufficient to con- 
fiscate his property, when he was released. He then moved 
to Mount Pleasant, in Westchester Co., N. V., where he 
became possessed of property, slaves, etc. He died in 1804, 
leaving his wife Margaret certain property. He also gave 
freedom to two of his negro slave girls, called Lill and 
Dion when 25 years old, and Hannali never to be sold. 
Had children, '"'Elizabeth, "''"Sarah, and ""^Lar3^ 

■"Eli-abeth, b. about 1768; m. "'"'Daniel Hunt; had a 

''"'Sarah, b. about 1771 ; m. ''"''John Oakley. 

""''Mary, b. about 1773; m. '""David Purd}-. 

'"'''"John, b. 1746; m. '"\ALary Purdy ; had daughter '"-'Eliza- 

"""^ Cornelius, h. 1748; m. '""Mary Rudder; had '"'"Margaret. 

"'" Magdalene, h. 1754; m. ''"'Richard Odell. 

'""Mary, b. 1756; m. '"'Nicholas Vredenbergh ; had chil- 

""''Abigal, b. 1759; m. '""Henry Odell ; had children. 


^^^ Nicholas, b. 1718; m. '"Catharine de Voiiw (his cousin) in 
1751 ; had a son '"''"'Nicholas, b, 1752, who died young-. The 
father died soon after the widow '"'Catharine. 

^^""Maria (the second child of '""Abraham), b. 1691 ; m. 
""Jacob Bu3's (Boyce) in 1709; had '■"'-'"Jacob, Jr., and '''■''Ab- 
raham, when her husband died ; the widow afterwards mar- 
ried ''''"Hendrick Bancker, by whom she had '■"'■''John, b. 
1 71 8, and '-"'"Rachel, b. in 1726. 

^'^''Elsie, b. 1693 ; m. '"'"'Henry Meyer, at Hackensack, in 
1716 ; had children. 

^"'Rachel, b. 1695; m. ■"■'"Abraham Martling in 171 5; had 
children, '"'■"John, b. 1717; '■""'Aeltie, b. 1721 ; '■"■'"Henry, b. 
1724; '""Myntie (or Wilhelmina), b. 1727; '-"'"Barent, b. 1730; 
'"'Peter, b. 1734; '"""Daniel, b. 1737; and '■""Isaac, b. 1742. 

^^"JoJin, b. 1697; m. '"""Hester See in 1723, and became a 
prominent member in the " Old Sleepy Hollow Church." 
He had children, '""Abraham, '"Jacob, '"John, ""Catharine, 
■""Nicholas; "'Daniel, b. 1737; ""xMinnie, b. 1739; ''"iMary, 
"Tsaac, and '"''"David. 

""Abraham, b. 1725, at Mount Pleasant, \V. C. C, N. Y. 
The records show Abm. de Voe's marriage with '"^"Lea 
Storms in 1753, by whom he had children, '"""Anna, '■'■"Esther 
(or Hester), and '■'"Abraham, when his wife died. In 1765 
Abraham married a second wife, named ''"Mary Davis, b}' 
whom he had ""John, ""Isaac, '"'"Jacob, and '"Lena, and others 
who died young. From the descendants the author has 
gathered the following: 

In early life "'"Abraham (father) was unfortunate in 
having- one of his legs broken near the thigh, which rendered 
him lame for life ; he was, however, able to do some kinds 
of farm work until quite an old man. 

During the Revolution he and his wife became well ac- 
quainted with '""General Washington, who usually stopped 
at his house when passing that way; in fact Washington 
knew all the friendly families between the lines, through his 
" Life Guards," several of which, previous to the war, were 
residents of Westchester County. 


At Abraham De Voe's he was sometitnes an unexpected 
but always a welcome guest, he being- perfectly satisfied 
with such accommodations and food as this family could give 
hitu, which in the latter years of the war was of a very 
plain character. At times provisions of all kinds were so 
scarce that Mr. De Voe was without seed or animals to 
work the ground, and thus but little food could be raised, 
or only what could be attended to by himself and children. 

Then much of their Indian corn was pounded or broken 
up, and in this coarse state was cooked into a dish called 
samp. This with the milk of one cow, which had to be 
housed every night, and a few potatoes and fruit, was their 
principal living for years. Occasionally a little rye flour 
and Indian meal and a few pounds of pork were procured 
from friends in the upper counties, through the assistance 
of Washington or his orders; and thus many families in 
Westchester County lived during the dark days of the 

On Washington's arrival at the house of Abraham De 
Voe, the usual salute from him was " How do you do, Uncle 
Brom? And how is Aunt Molly to-day?" After shaking 
hands with them he turned to their children, and perhaps 
left a kiss for the girls and some token for the boys ; he 
would usually ask: " Aunt Molly, have you any siippan and 
milk for me ? " " Yes, General," was her usual reply. *' As 
poor as we are we have always something for you, General." 
If she had no suppan or samp, he would say, "Aunt Molly, 
a little bread and milk will answer just as well." Then the 
round rye loaf and a good-sized pewter bowl, half filled with 
milk, was set before him, into which he broke up his bread, 
and eat of this dish with a good relish ; then followed a few 
friendly words, when he mounted his charger, and with a 
few Life Guards, who had been waiting for him, disappeared 
from the sight of his clever host and hostess, who afterwards 
often related these interesting incidents of the Revolution 
to their generations, who have faithfully preserved them. 

''''^Aanetje (or Anna), b. 1754; m. '"'William Buys (Boyce) 


in 1773; had children, ''"Isaac, b. 1774, and ""'"William, b. 

'"' Hester, h. \7}>7\ m. -''"Abraham Van Tassel; had chil- 
dren, -"'Catharine, b. 1789; "'"Abraham, Jr., b. 1791 ; 
'""Jude, b. 1794; ""Anna, b. 1796; ""'Mariah, b. 1799; 
"'■"John, b. 1801 ; '"''Andrew, b. 1803 ; and '""Emeline, b. 
1806. (--'Hester's name is found Ester and Esther Devones.) 

'"■'Abraham Van Tassel was represented as being large, 
coarse-boned, and a man of great strength, very broad- 
shouldered, but exceedingly active, and without fear. 
During the Revolution he joined the Washington " Life 
Guards," in which he served to the end of the war. He was 
commonly known as " Brom Van Tassel," until an incident 
occurred during the war which, by common consent, 
changed it. It was said that two British soldiers discovered 
"Brom" while he was visiting some friends near the lower 
lines, and captured him, and while they were leading him 
off as a prisoner he watched the opportunity to knock down 
one of his captors, then seized his musket, when he made 
both of them prisoners, and managed to bring them into the 
guard-house, udien he used the expression that he "bounced" 
them b(jth at once, and ever after this exploit, he became 
known as '' Brom Bounce," which stuck to him until his 

"'"^^AbraJuim^ b. 1759, on the commencement of the Revo- 
lution enlisted in 4th Company (of the 2d Regt.), under the 
command of"'''Capt. Philip Van Cortlandt, where he served 
to the end of the war ; during that period, it is said, he mar- 
ried '''-Tientje Martling, who died with her first born. This 
marriage, no doubt, many years alter originated the follow- 
ing sketch and verses by a writer whose pen thus tells the 
story: "The house in which they lived was an ancient- 
looking structure, of weather-stained and unpainted wood, 
one story and an attic in height, and built against the side 
of a steep hill, with a huge black rock to the north of it 
known as the 'Raven's Rock,' because of the great flock 
of ravens (or crows) that built there. 


"Over the old house the myrtle climbed and hung in 
blue garlands, and the trumpet-flowers climbed up either 
side of the half-doors, while iu the front a garden full of 
damask roses and tall lilies, and grass as tall, where the 
black snake hid, sloped down to the pond. 

" The old couple were buried in the little church at 
' Unionville.' After their death the house was occupied by 
a fortune-teller, and after she left no one seemed to care to 
occupy it, and it went to decay, and the wild garden was 
left to the owls and whippoorwills, and the pond to frogs, 
all of whom held high carnival there of summer nights. A 
graphic picture of the scene where once dwelt those prim- 
itive New Yorkers is here also introduced : 

"-''bromey devoo and '"''teiny too." 

" There's a house that stood in the days of old, 
Where the poplars shivered as if a-cold, 
And the willows drooped in the moss and mold ; 
The black snake coiled where the weeds were damp 
With the wet that streamed from the marshy bank, 
And the lizard slipped in the grasses rank, 
The alders waved in the twilights long. 
Where an owl, from an old oak's branches strong, 
Answered a frog in his evening song. 
As he sat on a stump, 

'Mid the ooze and slime, 
And croaked this tale 

Of the olden time, 
W^hen men were good 

And women were true, 
As Bromey Devoo 
And Teiny Too. 

" ' On a Sunday morn in the long ago, 
When the apple orchard was white as snow. 
Two lovers came from the church below ; 
From under her bonnet she glanced at him, 
He was clumsy and she was prim ; 
But overhead on the flowery limb 
The robin sang his liveliest lay 
To the pretty maid in her robe of gray 
For that was Teiny's wedding day. 


Oh, the falling blossoms 

Played hide and seek, 
And the roses bloomed 

On the young bride's clieek 
Then men were gbod. 

And women were true, 
As Bromey Devoo 

And Teiny Too.' 

" The frog let fall a y)riny tear, 
And paused in his recital here, 
His voice to rest and throat to clear, 
Ere he again took up the tale. 
The while the moonbeams glistened pale 
Upon his emerald coat of mail. 
' The Summers came and the light winds blew 
On the trumpet-flowers the long days through, 
And the Summers went, as Summers do ; 
Till her eyes were dim. 

And his form was bent. 
But side by side 

Their years were spent ; 
Then men were good, 

And women were true. 
As Bromey Devoo 
And Teiny Too. 

" ' But one day there came for him men who bore 
Him out with them to return no more ; 
Though long she watched at the open door. 
Till I missed her form on a dewy night, 
When Will-o'-the-wisp, with his lantern liglit. 
Danced up the hill and out of sight. 
I called to the owl and the owl replied : 
' There's a new-made grave on the other side 
Of the hill, M'here Teiny walked a bride.' 
Faithful hearts 

That were laid to rest, 
Where the myrtle clambers 

From breast to breast ; 
Then men were good, 

And women were true. 
As Bromey Devoo 
And Teiny Too.' 


" The frog splashed down in the pond ; I heard 

Its stagnant waters to ripples stirred ; 

And the owl to the wild wood heavily whirred. 

Hut the old house stood in the gloaming still. 

The cricket chirped by the broken sill, 

And over it wailed the whippoorvvill ; 

It is long decayed, and the woods grow there. 

Mouldered away like the peaceful pair — 

The wedded lovers with silver hair. 

\'ou may find their graves 
In the churchyard near, 
Names and lettering 
Quaint and queer ; 
But, oh ! men be good. 
And women be true. 
As Bromy Devoo 

And Teiny Too ! JVIinme Ikving." 

In 1785 ""Abrahatn m. ''""Calluirine de Reviere ; had 
''•'Sophia, b. 1786, died 1878; '"'Hester, b. 1788, died 1872 — 
both unmarried ; then loUowed "'"Catharine, "'"Abraham, 
^''Leah, """Rebecca, and ""Cornelius (b. 1804, remained sin- 
gle and died 1857). ■ 

''"CatJiarine, b. 1790; m. "'''''Isaac Tompkins; had "'■''Nancy 
See, b. 1812; '"'' "Abraham, b. 1815; '""Elizabeth, b. 1816; 
"'"Sophy, b. 1819; and ""Lucy Arm, b. 1826. 

''^"Abraham, b. 1792; m. '""Jane Brig^gs ; had '"James 
Briggs, '"Lysander, '"Catharine, and '"Frederick (b. 1827; 
died immarried, age 29 years). 

"■''James B., b. 1818; m. ""'Catharine Smith; had '"Frede- 
rick, "Cornite B., b. 1843 ! '"Louis, b. 1845 ; '"AVesley Lyon, 
b. 1817: and "'Charles. 

'''Frederick, b. 1840; m. '"''Anne Fitzgerald; had son 
named "AVilliam F., when she died. 

''"Charles, b. 1858; m. '""Mary Finn in 1871 ; the others 

"'^Lysander, b. 1822; m. ""Eliza M. Dean; had "°James 
B., who was in the drug and medicine trade in Brooklyn 
in 1880. 

"''Catharine, b. 1825 ; m. ""John Green in 1840; had ''"Ly- 


Sander, b. 1844, died 1868; ■'"Jane Briggs, b. 1856; and 
•^'""William B., b. 1858. 

^'^''Leah,h. 1794; m, ""'"Thomas Wright; had '""'Edgar, b. 
1814; and '"'Elizabeth, b. 1816. Leah died in 1858. 

'''Rebecca, b. 1798 ; m. '""Miller Brown; had '"'Sarah, b. 
1820; married. "'Rebecca died in 1879. 

■'''John^h. 1780; m. '"'Elizabeth Landrine; had '"Abra- 
ham, '"Isaac, ""Mary (b. 181 1, d. 1842), '"Catharine, "'Susan- 
nah, "'Jacob, '"Hester (b. 1820), and "'Elizabeth (b. 1822). 

""'Abraham, b. 1807; m. '"'Maria Ciarrissa See, 1831 (she 
died in 1862); had ""Jane, ""John, '"'Geoi-ge, '"'Elizabeth, 
'"■'Leander, '"Mary Ann, "'Maria, and ""'Jessie Emma. 

'"''Jane, b. 1832; m. '"'Isaac H. Mannerly in 1854; left two 
sons. She died in i860. 

'""'John, b. 1834; m. '"'Sophia L. See in 1857 ; had ""John 
Alexander, b. i860. Father died 1859. 

"""'George, b. 1836; m. '""Selena Bell Tompkins in 1862; 
had '""Linson, b. 1863; '""Herbert, b. 1865. 

'"'''Elisabeth, b. 1838 ; m. '"'John Pattison in 1872. 

''^"Leander, b. 1840; m. '"'Amanda Van Nostrand in 1869 ; 
had ""Ada Milfred. 

'""Mary Ann, b. 1843; m. '""David E. Van Ordenin 1866; 
had two children. 

'"''"Maria, b. 1847; unmarried and her father's house- 

""^^ Jessie Emma, b. 1851; m. "'"Theodore Griffith; had 

'■'"''Isaac, b. 1809; m. ist, ""Susan Fox (she died); 2d wife, 
''"'Cordelia Oakley, daughter of '"'William Oakley, of 
Lower Yonkers, N. Y. They now reside at Tarrytown 
(1876). Had '"William Landrine, b. i860, d. 1864; '"Anna 
Ella, b. 1861; "Tda Mannetta, b. 1863; '"John Herbert, b. 
1865 ; '"Edward, b. 1866 ; ""William Henry, b. 1868 ; '"Eliza- 
beth, b. 1869; '"Bertha Emily, b. 1871 ; then twins — ""Frank 
Ouinlan and ""Frederick B., b. 1875 ; and "'Arthur, b. 1877. 

'""'Catharine, h. 181 3; m. ""'John A. Armstrong in 1833; 
had three sons. 


''"'''' Stisaniiah, b. 1816; m. -'"Anthon}- ]\I. See; had chil- 

"'""Jacob, b. 1818; m. ''"'Sarah Ellen. Seiidale in 1848; had 
''■^Ellen v., b. 1850; "^'Edward L., b. 1852; ''^'Margaret, b. 
1855; '""Hickman, b. 1856; and '"""Clarfence, b. 1858. Re- 
side in West Chester, Pa. 

■"Jacoh, b. 1786; m. "''''Maria Pinckney in 1815, at Mount 
Pleasant. He left no children, and died in 1824. By his 
will, he directs his farm to be sold ; leaves an income to his 
wife; "To my half-brother, Abraham," a certain sum ol 
money ; and to his thiee nephews, "sons of my brother John" 
(/"'Abraham, " Tsaac, and "'"Jacob), other money, to be put 
at interest and paid to each when of age. The widow, 
Maria, afterwards married '"""Simeon M. Tompkins. She 
died in 1875. 

-''' Jacob de roc, born in Tarry town in 1727; m. ""'Catha- 
rine Storms in 1750; had a son, ■"William, b. 1752, when 
she died. His second wife, "'""Elizabeth Williams, he mar- 
ried in 1754 (her brother, '"•"Abraham Williams, married her 
husband's sister, "'Mary de Voe, at a later period). By the 
second wife Jacob had '""'David; '"""Jacob, b. 1759; ""Catha- 
rine; "'"Rachel, b. 1765; ''"John, b. 1767; "'Nicholas, and 

On the opening of the Revolution Jacob moved to 
Orange County, N. Y., at a place then known as the Corn- 
wall Precinct, where he joined the Associators in 1775- 
After the close of the war he removed to ^Saratoga, near the 
" High Rock Spring," where he obtained some land. One 
of his descendants stated that the place at that period " was 
so infested with Rattlesnakes that he could not remain there. 
Having no house, he was compelled to suspend his beds 
from the trees to keep these snakes out of them while he 
remained there." The family moved back to a place called 
Half Moon, where one of his generation still owns a farm. 

Jacob died in 1824 at the great age of 103 years. His 
wife, Elizabeth, exceeded this by two years, as it is recorded 
that she died aged 105 years. But few of the children can 


now be traced. The first-born, "'William, b. 1752, left 
home in early lite. 

^^'David, b. 1755; died unmarried; several others no ac- 
count of. 

''''''Catharine, b. 1763; m. '''•"Henry Van Wart in 1787; had 
son "'"'x^braham. 

'"^Nicholas Devew, b. 1769; m. "'"Catharine Van Wart in 
1793. Hedied in 1828, and his wife in 1832. Had children, 
""Anna Boyce, '""James, '-'''William (b. 1800, d, in 1822), 
'''Jacob, and '"''Catharine H. 

"'"'Anna B., b. 1794; m. ""'George Hill in 1815. 

-""^ James, b. 1798 ; m. "'"''Sarah Ann Smith in 1829. He 
died in 1874. 

-"^Jacob, b. 1803; m. '"'"Sally Ann Henyoun in 1827. 

""Catharine H., b. 181 5; m. '""'Robert Rue; she died in 

"''James, b. 1771 ; m. """Laurena Root in 1797; had 
'""David, ^"'Sally. ™'Tsaac, '"^'Oliva, ""Hiram, ^"^Laurena, 
'"''James, Jr., ^"ToUy, and ^"'Elizabeth, b. 1817. They resided 
in Mechanicsville, N. Y. James died in Half Moon in 1841. 

''"David, b. 1799; m. '^""Polly Peek. Sal/v, b. 1801; m. 
""'Peter Degraft^ Had a large family. 

^'"'Isaac, b. 1803; m. ""'^Mary E. Richards in 1825. He 
was a minister of the Gospel. Had children. 

'"'Oliva, b. 1805; m. '-""'Ezekiel Sheek ; had children. 
Hiram, h. 1808; m. '''"'Mahale Boker. 

'"'"Laurena, b. 1810; m. "'"'Chester Groesbeck ; had seve- 
ral children. 

"""James, Jr., b. 1812 ; m. "'"''Sophrona Tallman; she died 
in 1852, leaving children: '""Asa, "■"L3dia M., '"Cynthia, 
"'^Elias T., '"Christopher, '"James H., '"Emily, '■""Lucas, 
"'Sarah, and "^Harriet F. (It was said there were one or 
two pairs of twins.) In 1855 James, Jr., married his sec- 
ond wife, '''"'Margaret Hunt, by whom he had, ""Caroline 
(b. 1857, d. young); '''"Martin H., b. 1859; '"Ambrose, b. 
1861 ; ''^Frederick, b. 1864; '"William W., b. 1866; and 
="^Cora, b. 1 87 1. 


'''■Polly, b. 1815 ; m. "'^Martin II. Peck. 

-''John, b. 1729; m. '""'Mary Storms in 1750; had '-'•'Wil- 
liam (b. 1758; m. '-'^'"Marj Buckhout); had ^'"Mary, b. 1782; 
'■''Abraham, b. 1786; and '''"John. (The latter only one 

''''John, b. 1788; m. ''"'Lydia Lyon in 1808; had '"'Mary 
Ann, ""Frederick, '"Joseph, ''''Jane, '^'John. '^Xydia, '^^^'Eliza 
(b. 1827 ; m. a sea captain), and '"'"Harriet. 

^""^Mary Ann, b. 1809; m. '-"''-'Philip Smith; had children. 

''" Frederick, h. 1812; m. ""Eliza Lyon Parcell ; had chil- 

'"ya)ie,h. 1816; m. ''""William Jacobns ; had children. 

^'""John, b. 1819; m. ''""Harriet Ferris; had "AVilliam 
Henry and "'John ; both sons were killed in the Rebellion. 

''''Lydia, b. 1823, m. '""'Joseph Beach ; and ''"'Harriet, b. 
1 83 1, m. '""Denton Kortright. 

''''Catharine, b. 1732; m. ""'"William Van Nostrand, 1756; 
had '"'Hester, b. 1757 (m. """Jacob Win Wart; had '"'"Abra- 
ham, b. 1777); ""-"'William, Jr., b. 1764; and '"""Adaline, b. 

"''Nicholas, b. 1734; m. '"'"Hannah Van Wart in 1755 (she 
was an aunt to '"'Isaac Van Wart,'^ one of the captors of 
ALajor Andre) ; had a daughter, '^AVyntie, b. 1757. 

'-^Mary, b. 1741 ; m. "'"'Abraham Williams in 1761 ; had 
"'"Rachel, b. 1762; "'"Catharine, b. 1764; and "'"'Mary, b. 
1767. He resided near Tarry town, Westchester Count}^ 
N.. Y. 

"'"'Abraham Williams was one of the seven volunteers 
who, in the month of September, 1780, engaged in an ex- 
pedition to prevent cattle from being driven by the thieving 
"Cow-Boys" down to the city of New York ; and to seize 
as a loyal prize any such cows or other cattle passing on 
the road in that direction. The seven men were divided 
as follows: """John Yerks, ""Isaac See, "''James Romer, 

* 2825js^aj Van Wart was the son of -^^^Martimus Van Wart, who married ^^-'Rachel Wil- 
liams in 1752. His grandfather was -83'Abraham Van Wart, married ^ssTj^njig Mey in 1729. 
Isaac married -'"Rachel Storms in 1778, when 20 years of age, having been born in 1758, 


and '"'"Abraham Williams were stationed on the hill half a 
mile above Tarrytown, to watch the road above, while 
'^'^ohn Paulding, -'"^^•Isaac Van Wart, and "^'^^David Wil- 
liams took a position near the Post Road, and concealed 
themselves in the bushes. 

In about an hour and a half a horseman was discovered 
coming- down the road, when they left their hiding-place 
and stopped him. His answers to their questions led them 
to search him, when they discovered he was a spy and they 
made him a prisoner. He was tried and afterwards hung. 
Thus ended the life of the accomplished """Major Andre. 

""Isaac, b. 1744; m. ''""Sarah Delamater, daughter of 
'''"Barent Delamater. 

""David, b. 1748; m. ""Rebecca Delamater in 1768; 
had =^"John, '"Jane, ""Catharine, ""Elizabeth, ""Isaac, "^^David, 
and "'"Moses. The father ""David was a soldier in the Re- 
volution, served to the end of the war, when he was honor- 
ably discharged, and afterwards was placed on the Pension 
Roll. He died in 1835, aged 87 years. 

"'"^^7//;^, born 1770; m, '"''Mary Storms ; had ""Nathaniel, 
b. 1794. 

^''''Nathaniel, b 1794; m. ""Ellen Lasher in 18 16; had 
^''Emma, b. 1821 ; m. '""Christopher Stimis, of Newark, N. J. 

""y<3:;/^, b. 1772; m. '"''Francis Coutrel ; moved to New 
Jersey (Key port). 

^''^ Catharine, b. 1775 ; m. """Henry Hurd ; resided in Fish- 
kill, N. Y. ; she died in Keyport, N. J. 

'''''Elizabeth, b. 1777; m. ist, ""Isaac Demarest, who de- 
ceased ; afterwards she m. "'"James Hall ; had "''^Sarah 
Ann, b. 1798; m. ist, "'"J. Brown; 2d, ''"'Thomas Hill. 

^"Vsaac,b. 1779; rn. '*"Lavina Gilbert in 1802 ; moved to 
city of New York; b}^ trade a ship-carpenter; joined the 
Fire Department in 181 5 and served out his time. Had 
children, "'"Mary, """Abraham, ""'Isaac; ""'Rebecca, b. 1809, 
died; """Jacob, ""'Isabella, ""'Gilbert, """William Henry, and 
'"Frances Henrietta. 

^'"Marj',}^. 1803; m. "'"Thomas W. Pooley in 1823; had 


children, '"'William Isaac, b. 1S24; '""Mary Lavina, b. 1826; 
"'"'Rachel Cooper, b. 1831 ; '"'Emily Jane, b. 1833; '"'"Louisa, 
b. 1836; '"'Thomas Jefferson, b. 1839; """Samuel James 
and '""Joseph, twins, b. 1843 ; '"'"John Mariner, b. 1845, and 
"""''Frances Henrietta, b. 1847. '"''Samuel James volunteered 
in the War of the Rebellion, and while serving his country 
died in 1864. Mary died in 1882. 

^''"Abrahaui, b. 1805 ; m. '"'"Adaline A. Bayles in 1829. He 
was at that period a prominent blind-maker in New York; 
died of cholera in 1849. Had children, '""Maria Theresa, 
'""Sarah Ann , ^'^ Emily Rebecca {h. \'^2)'S\ unmarried); "'James 
Harve}^ '"Margaret Lavina, '"'Eugene Augustus, and "'Ada- 
line Louisa. 

^''* Maria T.,h. 1830; m. '""'James Taylor ; had """Frank, 
b. 1856, and '""'Jessie, b. 1862. 

"""'Sarah Ann, b. 1832 ; m. '""'Frederick W. Talkinton. 
He died in 1880. Had '""''Adaline Augusta (b. 1855 ; 
m. '""J. Arthur HoUick), and '""Grace Valeria, b. 1856. 

^'^ James H., b. 1837; m, '""Margarite Lefesure ; reside in 
New York. 

''''''Margaret L., b. 1839; ^^' ""^Stephen Kenward ; had 
■"''Alice Augusta, b. 1862 ; '"'"George, b. 1865, and '""Edna 
Moore, b. 1876. 

'"''^Eiigene A.,h. 1845 \ ^i- '""'Frances Willard ; had "''Chas. 
Terry, b. 1878. 

"""'Isaac, Jr., b. 1807; m. '"'"Mary E. Jones in 1833. He 
died in Philadelphia in 186-. Had ""Isaac, "'Thomas, and 
"'Ida (b. 1839; unmarried). 

''"Isaac, b. 1834; m. '"'"Martha Hedden in 1868; had 
""Mattie A., b. 1869. 

'''' Thomas, b. 1836; m. '"""Elizabeth Horn in i860; had 

''''''Jacob, b. 1812; m. '""'Catharine Tallac in 1833; had 
''"Mary Elizabeth, '^'Catharine Lavina, '"'Jane Maria (b. 1840, 
d. 1852), '"'Jacob N., '"Charles (b. 1844, d. unmarried); 
'"Thomas (b. 1847, d. 1867), and '""Maria Louisa. '"'Jacob 
resides in Yonkers. W. C. C. N. Y. 


'''Mary E.,\i. 1836; m. ^^^^Charles Marsden ; had '^^^ 'A da, 
'"'^'George, and '"""''Charies Heniy, 

'"'Catharine L., b. 1838 ; m. """■Jonathan Vail ; had ""'Clara 
Jane, b. 1864, and ""'""Frederick Charles, b. 1869. 

'''"'jfacob N., b. 1844; m. -""'Hannah R. Kinney in 1869. 

'■"'^Maria L., b. 1852 ; m. '"'"John H. Morehead in 1872 ; had 
^'"Mabel Louise, b. 1873, and """Jenny De V^oe, b. 1874. 

"''''Isabella, b. 18 14; ni. ""'■'William Jernigan ; moved to 
Georgia; had """Celia (b, 1842, d. 1881) ; """Augusta (b. 1844; 
m. '"""Julius Isaacs); '""'Alonzo, b. 1847, ^'""^l '"''"Paul Brad- 
ford, b. 185 I. 

''""Gilbert, b. 1817 ; m. ""'Martha Conover ; resides in Key- 
port, N. J. ; had '''William Isaac, ""'Martha, and '"""Mary 

^"'William /., b. 1839; unmarried. He volunteered in 
the War of the Rebellion, was mortally wounded at the 
battle of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863; died soon after. 
His body was brought home, and now lies in a soldier's 
grave at Keyport, N. J. 

'"''Martha, b. 1840; m. " John Mitzger. She was left a 

widow in 1875. 

''""Marj' M., b. 1844; m. '"""Mathias Pease; had ■''"'■'William 
Isaac, b. 1872; '■'"'"George, b. 1876, and ''""'Francis, b. 1879. 
Reside in Keyport, N. J. 

■"•'■IVilliam H.,h 18 19; m. '""Charlotte Orr ; had ="'Wil- 
liam, b. 1844; single. Parents dead. 

'"''Frances H., b. 1823; m. '"'"'Joseph Gerish in 1841 ; had 
children in a very remarkable manner : First, """'Mar)^ Ellen, 
b. 1839; '""'Edward Thomas, b. 1841 ; ''""'•'Odessa, b. 1843; 
^""Andrew Jackson, b. 1844; '""Isaac, b. 1846; then twins 
■'''"Missouri and """Frank, b. 1848; and then triplets! — 
■""George Washington, '""Martha Washington, and '"'"Ida, 
b. 1850. The triplets died young. 

"'"David, b. 1782; ra. '""Jane Gilbert in 1807: had 
'"'Leonard, '"'David (b. 1810), and '"'Hiram. 

Leonard, h. 1808; m. '"'Mary Sherwood; had '"'Alonzo 
and '"'David, b. 1835. 


'''"Alonrjc\ b. 1S32"; ni. '""""Man- Allen; had ""Welcome, 
b. 1856. 

Hiram, b. 1812 ; m. ""Lauretta Trout; had '"'Georo^e L. 
(b. 1836, d. 1883), ""Amelia, •'^"'Agatha, '""Laura, "'Emhia, 
"'Benjamin (b. 1848), and '"'ivate, b. 1851. 

"""'Affielia^h. 1838; m. '""'-'William Darrow ; had children. 

'''Agatha, b. 1840 ; m. -'^■^Titt Allen. 

'"'Laura, b. 184T ; m. •"•-'AVilliam Purdy. 

''"^EvLuia, b. 1844; "1- "Mohn Oliver. 

^'"Jl/ose-s, b. 1784; m. '■"'■'Margaret Arnold ; had ""iNlargaret 
Ann, b. 1810; m. ""'AVilliam Meyer. Reside in New Jersey. 

^'"^ Christina, b. 1699; m. '■''''■' Joghem \'an Wail in 1724; 
had '"■'Catharine, b. 1733; '"'''"''Johannes, b. 1735; '"""Jacob, 
b. 1738, and '''''''Maritie, b. 1741. 


*"' PREDERICK DE VEAUX (our Forefather) was born 
about the year 1645 in the province of Annis (said 
to be near Rochelle), in France. When a boy of 12 or 14 
years of age he, with his parents and two brothers, at least, 
set out from their home to escape the various inflictions put 
upon them by the authorities, and, after much difficulty and 
suffering-, they arrived at Manheim, in Germany. 

Their absence from their home soon became known to 
the king's murderous troopers, who trailed them over the 
country, and were, so close on these Huguenot refugees 
that it was only by the friendship of a woman that they 
escaped ; after which they dared only to travel at night and 
hide in the day, and this with almost starvation among 
them, as they were not provided for such an emergency. 

The incident of their narrow escape has been handed down 
through the several generations of those who settled near 
New York, which appeared as follows : When the small 
party left their home they made a rapid flight for several 
days and nights, and supposed they had a good start un- 
known to the authorities ; then, by travelling through the 
forests as opportunity offered in the daytime, and the fields 
and bypaths at night, they had great hopes of having eluded 
any troops which might have been sent after them. On 
one occasion, however, they had become short of food and 
were almost starving, but on arriving near a friendly-look- 
ing farm-house early one morning one of the party cau- 
tiousl}^ advanced toward the house, when he saw a woman 
come out, who became very much alarmed when she dis- 
covered him. She, however, knew by his haggard loolcs 
who and what he was, and what he wanted. She then mo- 
tioned him to hide behind one of the small out-buildings in 
which swine were kept, when she turned back into the 


house and in a lew minutes brought out a pan of milk and 
made towards the pen as il to feed hei- hoi;s, but conveyed 
it around to him, at the same time informing- him that there 
were a number of the king's ti-oopers then lying asleep on 
the floor of her house who, no doubt, had been on their trail. 

The Huguenot took the pan of milk and cairied it to 
the others who were hid, when it was soon emptied by 
them. In the meantime the woman had returned with 
other food, gave it to them, and hurried them off in a new 
direction, and they safely arrived in the town of Manheim, 
Germany, wiiere they found some of the earlier fugitives 
of the family who had escaped at various periods before. 

Here ""Frederick de Veaiix grew up to manhood and 
became enabled to enter into trade in the town, where he 
married about the year 1673. His wife, however, was not 
long his companic^n ; death claimed her soon after. Being 
without children, and having received tavoi-able accounts 
from America, he made up his mind to close his business 
and follow his brothers and otiier relatives, who had been 
several years in this new country, and whose continued 
glowing accounts had also induced other relatives and 
friends to emigrate at various periods to this land of peace 
and plenty. 

Alter having obtained the necessar}' passport '■■ from the 
magistrates o^ Manheim, in 1675, he took passage for Eng- 
land, and from there came to New York, and soon after 
settled at Harlem, where on the 24th of June, 1677 (old 
style), appears in the Dutch Church records the marriage 
ot '""Fredrik du Voix, widower, to " "'"Wr.v/rr Terneiir, daugh- 
ter ol '"'""Daniel Tourneur," of Harlem. 

By this marriage he came into possession of a tract of 

♦ Passport, translated into English, reads : '"We, President, Mayor, Burgomaster and Cuuncii 
of the Electorial Pfalztown Manheim — Do make known and proclaim herewith, that the bearer 
of this, '^"^Fi-ederick de I 'eaii.r. has been a citizen of this Town, and intends now to travel in Hol- 
land and then further to England : therefore We request, according to custom, to let the said 
Frederick de Veaux pass, free, safe and unmolested at all places, and also to insure him all good 
Will and help. We shall do the same in return, according to his rank, to all persons. 

'■ In Witness hereof we have put Our customary Seal. Done Manheim, this 23(1 February 
Syl. Vet. Anno, One thousand six hundred and seventy-live. (.Signed.) " 


land, known afterwards as the " Cromwell Farm," located 
on the eastern shore of the cove into which " Cromwell 
Creek " connects with the Harlem River, near the " Central 

The first four children of Frederick and his wife were 
also found recorded in the records of the Dutch Church. 
The first noticed were twins, born on the ist of May, 1678, 
a boy, named ""Jacob, and a girl, named ""Rachel. The boy 
was named after his father's youngest brother ""^Jacob. It 
was supposed that the boy died young ; no further account 
of him. ""Esther follows, born May 8, 1680; next, ""Su- 
sannah, born July i, 1682, and then appears (perhaps not in 
their order) ^'"Frederick, ^"Daniel, ^'^Abel, "^Mary, '"Leah, 
*'^Dinah, ^'"Joseph, ^"Judith, and '"Abigal. 

In 1694 "''Frederick purchased the neck of land (after- 
wards known as " Devoe's Point," which connected Mc- 
Comb's Dam — now Central Bridge) on the east end across 
the Harlem River, from ""''"William Bickley, Senr., who held 
a patent for it, which contained 184 acres, for which Fred- 
erick agreed to pay ^^14, and to have three years to pay for 
it, as shown in the following document : 

" Know all men by these presents, that I, ""Fredrick 
Duvou, of Menepis, Yeomen, sendeth greeting : Know yee 
I, for y° sume of fourteen pounds, to me in hand paid by 
William Bickley, Senior, have transported unto y" South of 
Spitendivell, Bought & Transported to me by s*^ Wm. 
Bickley this day, to have & to hold the said neck of Land k. 
apurtenances unto y® s'^ Wm. Bickley, Sen'', his heires 
and assigns for ever. Provided always, That in Case the 
s^ Fredrick Duvoii, my heires, Exec" or adm" Shall well & 
truly pay or cause to be paid to y® s'^ Wm. Bickley, Sen"^, 
his heires or assigns, in y^ time of three 3'ears after y" date 
of this present, viz : four pounds tenn Shillings y*^ first 
yeare, four pounds tenn Shillings y° Second yeare & five 
pounds y® third yeare, being all Currant money of New 
Yorke, in this Citty, then this present deed and transport 


and every article there iti Contained, is to be absolutely 
void and null, as iff no such deed or transport had been 
made, otherwise to stand in force according to law. 

" In wittnesse where of I, y° said Fredrick Duvou, have 
iiere unto Sett my hand and Seal, In New Yorke the 25 day of 
June, in y^ 6th yeare of their Maj''^' reigne, Annoy Domini 
1694. Sealed and Delivered in y*" presence of ^'""'Jn. Bar- 
berie. — ^""'"Frederck de Vaux." " Appeared before me, Ste- 
vanus Van Cortland, one of their Ma''*^^ Justice of y° peace 
for y*" City of New York, the above named Frcdrici' Deuain, 
ifc acknowledged the above writing to be his act & deed the 
day above written. ''"S. V. Cortlandt." 

On the back of this document was written: """"'Philip 
Wells, Surveyor, laid out for Wm. Bickley a certain neck 
of Land joining upon Harlem River, beginning at a certain 
Spring or Run of Water to the South of Crabb Island, 
which is the South east Corner of the land of '"'"John 
Archer's, so round by the Run to a Creek to the land of 
Daniel Turneir, so round by -to Harlem River, then by the 
Harlem River to a Creek bounded north by the land of 
John Archer, to the east by a rim of water, the west bound 
of ""'''Daniel Turneir; Containing 184 acres, which parcel of 
Land the said Wm. Bickley sold to /'Fredrick Devon " (for 
the sum of ^^"14). The receipts show that the money was 
paid according to the agreement. 

The attempted assassination of """King William in 1698 
called forth an expression in favor of the King's Christian 
principles, in which several hundred French Protestants of 
Westchester County, New York, signed agamst "these 
heretical acts," and among these- appears the name of 
^""Ffrcdrick Devon. 

In 1705 he purchased a tract of land fiom '"'"Col. Lewis 
Morris, in Morrisania, and in 17 15 he took the oath of alle- 
giance ; three 3'ears after (1718) he purchased 200 acres of 
land in New Rochelle from his daughter, Leah Gendron, 
who was left a widow by the death of her husband, '"'"Peter 


Gendion, for which he paid ^213 through '''"Andrew Nau- 
dain, another son in-hiw. The next year (1719), Frederick 
bought the farm adjoining the hist purchased in New 
Rochelle troni """Susannah Couton, " containing one hun- 
dred acres." for which lie paid ^^150, and in the transfer 
deed his name is written Ffreadrick De VoseiXow^ s). In the 
same year a receipt is found for the payment of one pound 
at " Mile Square" ; he signs his name '''''Fredrick de Voue. 

In 1721, having lost his wife bv death, '"'Frederick De- 
voese, Sen., deeds to his son, ''"Frederick Devoose, Jim., the 
farm or " certain lands c% meadows " — he *' was mvested by 
his intermarriage with his wife '^^^"Eastcr Deioose, daughter 
ot '""''"Daniel Turneir," on condition that after his death his 
son shall pay, within three years, the sum of five pounds to 
each of his daughters, named, and also the names of their 
husbands. His will, made twenty years after, shows a con- 
siderable change in his children's families, caused by death 
and remarriage. 

The two farms which Frederick, Sen., had purchased in 
the 3'ea,rs 1718-19, of about 300 acres at New Rochelle, be- 
came occupied by his son Abel, where his father soon after 
moved, having all his children married except his youngest 
daughter "'Abigal, who perhaps resided with one of her 
sisters until her death, which took jjlace before the death of 
her father, as her name is not noticed in his will. 

The introduction of the folhjwing receipt, besides being 
a curiosity, also introduces another change in the spelling 
of his name : 

"Janury y'' thirtenth 1724. — Then Received of "'"Fre- 
derick De Voo the sumn) of six shillings and nine pence, which 
is in full of all accounts, JDebts, dues and Demands, together 
with all Law Sutes, Cost of Law Sutes, which Ever w^is from 
y beginnig of y' world to this Day of y^ Date hearof, as witness 
my hand. '"'-'HendricIv Slott. 

" Witness : "'"'Clement Daniels." 

In 1728 we find " '""Ffredriek Devoe, ofy" Township of New 


Rocliellc, yeoman, for the sum of ^^35," disposes of his Bick- 
ley farm (" De Voe's point ") of 184^ acres of land to his son 
"^^ Daniel Dcvoe, of y'^ Bouroiigh Town of Westchester, Two 
years after (1730) he is found boarding with his son-in-hiw, 
■'""Andrew Naudain, at New Rochelle, with whom he resided 
until a few months before his death, which occurred in the 
month of November, 1743, at the house of his son Daniel, at 
Morrisania, or town of Westchester. 

The inventory of his money, bonds, goods, etc., after his 
death shows that for that period he was a man of consider- 
able wealth, as also by his will, in which he divides up his 
property, giving each certain sums of money and other 
property, and to his grandson, ^''JoJui Devooise, twenty 
pounds, and his daughter ^"Judith, "Shall have ni}^ Frcntch 
Psalm Book,"' while his " Parcel of old FfreiicJi Books " are in- 
ventoried at " one />o?md.'' 

He appointed his sons '"'Frederick zind '''Daniel Dei'ooise, 
and his friend "''"xYbraham Marthng, of Westchester County, 
as his executors. 

In the division of the money to his daughters, each of 
which receives about ^^"165 in cash, besides household 
goods, etc. 

Some of the funeral expenses are shown in the bills con- 
taining the articles used at the time of his funeral, which 
now appears rather strange proceedings for such an occa- 
sion. They were made out against the estate, but ad- 
dressed to his son ""Frederick, one of his executors. The 
first presented was to : 

" Nov. II, 1743. 
" Mr. ^'"Frederick Devoe, D'. To -"'Petr'. Rutgers :— 

to I groce Pipes ^^o 3 o 

to 9 paire Gloves at i 6 o 13 6 

to 2 Glassis (Tumblers) o 10 

(Whole amount) £■}> o 6 

To 3 Gallons wyne a 7 6 ^\ 26 

to 4 Galln. Rum a 4 6 o i3 o 

to 5 lbs. Sugar o 26 

2' 3 o 

" Nov. II, 1743. Mr. ^'''Fredrick — Foe at y' Mannor Dr. 

To i}o Bark Dubd Beer for his funeral. Quarter Scale. ■ ■ .£1 9 3 
To 2 Abany Empty Cask " " 56 

I 14 9 


"Deccmbr. y'' 28th, 1743. — Receiv'' o'i ''"Ffradrick Devose, 
one of y'^ Executors of y*" Easteat of '"''Ffredrick Devose, 
Deceased, the sum of Twelve Shillings for two day' 
Service Inventorying y'^^ Eastate. Rec'' by me, 
-""'Thomas Lawrence. '•""Jonathan Lawrence." 

We turn to his children and present his hrst-born, one 
of twins, named '"'R ache/, horn in 1678, who married '"'"John 
or Joiumnes Dj'ckman in 1702: had children, ■'"'"Elizabeth, 
born 1703 ; ■""'Janneck, born 1705 ; "'""Cornelius, born 1707 : 
'■'■'"Hester, born 1709, and "•"'Frederick, born 171 1. ""Rachel 
and her husband first settled in the Beekman Precinct ; after- 
wards moved to Hackensack, N. J., where their last two 
children were baptized. '""Jacob, the twin brother to '"T^a- 
chel, supposed to have died young-. 

^''"Hester was born in 1680; married '"""Levi Vincent. In 
a deed and other papers she is called '""Easter and Esther. 

Susannah (Susan in Bible), born in 1682 ; married '■"'"An- 
drew Naudain (or Nodine), Junr. , in 1698. They resided 
in New Rochelle, where in 1705 his ii\\\\it\' '''''' A ndnio Nod- 
din " sold to his son ■^'■""'' Andrew Nodin, Junr.," several acres of 
land, for which he paid i,iio. The next Near the son was 
chosen Overseer of Roads; in 1711, one of the Assessors; 
and in the same year he sold to "■"'""Anne vSwere, for the sum 
of one hundred and seaven pounds, '' a certain home lott of 
land bounded northerly by Boston Road, southerly joining 
to y® land of '"'Peter Bertaine's, westeily b}' '■'"""Alexander 
Affears, and easterly by ''"''Elias Bourepeans, containing by 
estimation 18 acres; also another great lott of land bounded 
westerh' by ''"^Zachariah Angevine (his brother-in-law), 
easterly by y*^ Land of '"'•'^^Col. Gabrielle Mininele, norther- 
ly bv Zachariah Angevine, and southerly to y'' Land of 
""'Louis Guion, containing thirty o'ne acres" — and with it 
" a ffresh and salt meadows." 

In 1720 he agiees in writing with '""•'"''Anthon}' Lispenard 
to keep up the fences between them. Nine years after he 
was chosen pound-master, and sets forth he " will make a 

fkkdp:ri(;k. 57 

pouiul at. his own expense, and sliall be paid tor each horned 
beast and horse 9 shillings and i shillin^^ tor each sheep " ; 
this office he kept until 1732. In 1756 lie was chosen " Dam- 
age \'iewer " of property. Had children, '""■'Anne, boin 1706, 
and ^'■""Andrew, born 1708. At the time ot the death of this 
almost centenarian (who is toimd recorded as being born 
in 1708) the press of that period (1802) thus notices his 
obituar}^ : 

New Milford, April 12, 1802. — "On Friday, the 9th inst., 
died in this Town JNIr. '"^^""Andrciv Nodine, the period of 
whose life has been an extraordmarx' instance of longevity in 
these parts. He was o)ie hundred and ivo years, wanting but 
12 davs. The place of his nativity was New Rochelle, in 
tlie State of New Yoi'k ; was born in the place 1700 (1708), 
April 10, old-stile, which was the last year of the 17 century 
and the last of the reign of """William III. of England ; so 
that he has seen one zvJiole eentury and a part of two others. 
He was of French extraction both by Father and Mother y * 

" His Father, of the same name, was a native of Rochelle, 
a City and port Town in the former Province and Terri- 
tory of Annis in France, was born in 1666. He died about 
40 years ago (1762), aged 95 years; he had a brother who 
lived to the age of 105 years, 5 months, and 5 days. 

" Mr. Nodine (S(jn) lived great part of his days in the 
State of New York, but a number of years the latter part of 
his life in the Town of Stratford, Count., and tor many years 
had the superintendency of the Ferry between the village 
of Oro}ioque, so called, and Old Milford. He had seven chil- 
dren, three sons and four daughters. Two sons and three 
daughters are still living. For several years past he has re- 
sided at New Milford with one of his daughters." \ 

Before introducing the genealogy of the sons of our Fore- 
fatJier Frederick in their order, according to his will, it was 
thought proper to continue and finish up the balance ot his 
daughters' genealogy before taking up those of his sons and 
their numerous generations. 

* Connt. Gazette, April 28, 1802. + American Mercury, April 15, 1802. 


^^\Mar]\ b. 1689; m. first """"Eavourt Brown, by whom she 
had children, '""'Eavourt, ^""^David, """■'Benjamin, -""Afia, and 
'"'Elizabeth. He died about 1720. 

''''"''' Eavoiirt, b. 1710; m. ■'■"■'Jemima Dyckman, daughter of 
"'"William Dyckman. 

^^^Marys second husband was '■''"^Joshua Bishop, whom 
she married just before her father's death, as he is noticed 
in her father's will. 

"''^Leah (or Lena), b. 1691 ; m. first to ■'"'''Peter Gendron, 
who owned a farm at New Rochelle, and after Gendron's 
death Lena's father purchased her farm. She afterwards 
married "''"Nathaniel Bailey, when the}" moved to Rye. In 
1728 Bay ley purchased land at Budd's Neck, part of which 
he sold in 1738. Some five years later a part or all of his 
estate was sold, which leads to the supposition that he had 
previously died, leaving two sons, named """Levi and 

''"'''Levi married ALary Gilchrist, and "''"* Nicholas became a 
prominent physician before the Revolution, living near New 

*''Dinah, b. 1694; m. ist "'""Lewis Guyon in 1712. He 
was by trade a blacksmith. He died in 1731, after having 
several children, named '"'"Leah, ■'^''Hester, '■"'Elizabeth, 
'""Margaret, ''-""Susannah, '""'John, and '""Lewis. 

"■'''Leak, b. 1713; m. '"^John O. Brian. 

""^^^Hester, b. 171 5 ; m. '■'''"'Charles Vincent. 

"^""^ Elisabeth, b. 1717; m. ■''■'""Charles Johnston, a school- 
master, city of New York. 

''"^''Margaret, b. 1719; m. '""'Elias Chadayne. 

"^^^^ Susannah, b. 1721 ; m. ist ■''"■'Joshua Soulice, who had a 
son named '''''' J oshjia, Jr., b. 1742 ; m. ■'""'Mary Bonnett. The 
ist husband of Susannah died, when she married 2d hus- 
band, '""'Charles Morgan. 

"'"''' Jolin, b. 1725 ; m. '""'Anna Hunt about 1750. He was a 
man of considerable talent, and late in life he was appointed 
a judge. In the month of September, 1767, the press 
notices: " From New Rochelle we have an account of the 


dwclling'-liouse ot '""""Justice Guion, of that place, being en- 
tirely consumed by Fire on Frida}' last about 12 o'clock. 
The Fire catch'd bv a crack in the oven, and there being 
nobodv but Mrs. Guion then in the house, the flames spread 
with such rapidity that very few of the effects could be 
saved, and 'tis said almost all Mr. (xuion's jjapers were de- 

''''"'' Lewis, b. 1728 ; m. '"'"Martha Hunt. 

^^'"DinaJi became a widow by the death of Gu\'on, her 
(first) husband. She afterwards married """"Tobias Coch- 
lin, who also died before the will of her father was made. 

'^'Judith was born about 1698; married John or ^"""Jo- 
hannes Barhyte in 1718. This daughter was left in her 
father's will his " Frcntch Psahii BookJ' which, no doubt, was 
an heirloom which he thought his daughter would value 
highly, and perhaps she might have been able to read it. 
Barhyte was considerably older than "'Judith, as we find in 
T710 he had transferred property in New Rochelle which 
he had sold, and in 1720 a portion of his land la}'' next to 
'■""^Zacharie Angevine, with whom he made a public agree- 
ment about the fences between them ; six years after he was 
chosen one of the assessors, and in 1760 he transferred to 
his son Andrew the island lying at the mouth of the harbor, 
then known by the name of '' Goose Island," containing by 
estimation fifteen acres of land, with the houses, orchards, 
gardens, etc. Had son, """"Andrew, born 1718. 

''""Abigal, no doubt the youngest child of the ist Frede- 
rick, was born about 1700, and perhaps remained single 
until her death, which took place about 1720. Her father 
then, or about that period, gave up housekeeping, and, per- 
haps being alone, he w^ent to live with his son-in-law, An- 
drew Naudain. Abigal was not noticed in her father's 
transfer of his farm to his son Frederick in 172 1, nor in his 
will in 1742 ; we may therefore conclude that she died 
previous to the first period. 


FREDERICK, Jr. (the eldest son of the ist Frederick 
de Veaux), was born in 1684. Married '""'Hester 
Dykman, by whom he had three children : ''^^Frederick, 
'"'Hester, and ""Abig-al ; after which his wife died. Two 
years after (1721) he married his second wife/"'"Mary Odell, 
by whom he had children : '''Daniel, ""David, ""Mary, 
""John, "'Leah, "-'Thomas, '^'^'Abraham, and "'Sarah. 

His first daughter, "'Hester, b. 171 2, m. '""'Peter Bant in 
1735 ; the second daughter, ""Abigal, b. 1716, m. '""'Jacob 
Brown ; the third daughter, "'Mar}^, b. 1724, remained sin- 
gle : then '"Leah, b. 1730, m. '""Tsaac Odell in 1749, and 
"'Sarah, b. 1738, m. '"""Nathaniel Tompkins. 

In 1721 the father of ""Frederick deeded the farm (after- 
wards known as the " Cromwell Farm," now located east of 
the Central Bridge, across the inlet which is now crossed 
by the Hudson River Railroad) to his son '"'Frederick, 
which he got by his wife as a marriage portion, and on 
which his father had resided until the death of his wife took 
place, when the farm was transferred to his son Frederick, 
who resided on these premises until his death, which ap- 
pears was early in the year 1753, when an " Inventory of 
the personal estate of Frederick De Vooc, late of the Manner 
of Morrisania, Deceased, Taken and appraised this 30 Day 
of April, 1753, by '""Joshua Bishop & '""'James Collard." 

Among the numerous and various articles were several 
bonds of different amounts held against eight named per- 
sons ; then follows " six farrow Cows," several " 2 year-old 
cattle, valued each 40 shillings ; tw^o old mayrs and one Colt, 
£4. ; twelve small swine, £2 ; fourteen sheep, ^^3." These 
prices tend to show the value of that kind of farm stock at 
that period. 

In his will he appointed his wife Mar}^ his brother, 


^"Daniel De \^()()e, and his brother in law, "'•^"Andrew No- 
dine, as his executors, who advertise (in tlie New York J/jtv- 
f7/rj), August 8, 1757: "To be sold at Public \'endue, on 
the 5th day of September next, by the executors of Frede- 
rick De Vooe, deceased, by \artue of his Will, the farm or 
plantation on which he lived, together with the salt meadows 
belonging thereto. The sale to begin at ten of the clock in 
the morning, at the premises, situate within the bounds of 
the manner of Morrisania." Signed by the executors. 

The farm, however, was afterwards sold to ""'"Lewis 
Morris, Jr., and the papers signed by the sons of Frederick 
on the loth of May, 1758, when we find his eldest son 
signs ""^^ Fredrick de Voe, another "'"Joliii Devoo, and the others 

""''Fredei'ick, the eldest son, by his father's first wnfe, was 
born about 1710, lived with his parents until the death of 
his father ; in the meantime he married """Jane Doty, and 
after the settlement of his father's estate he leased a farm on 
the Philips Manor, in Lower Yonkers, where he engaged 
in farming and stock-i-aising. Here he was living when the 
Revolution began ; being then over 60 years of age and not 
in ver}' robust health he was not called upon for duty as a 
soldier, but his oldest son, "'John {tJie author s Grandfather), 
joined the company raised in that district, who will be 
found noticed hereafter. 

In the latter part of the year 1776, and after the battle of 
White Plains took place, this portion of Westchester Count}^ 
was for years the unprotected " neutral ground," where 
numerous depiedations and scenes of atrocity took place, 
some instances of which were of the worst character that 
fiends of the human form could invent upon those who were 
so unfortunate as to reside in that section of the country. 

One portion of these notorious scoundrels were known 
as " Cow Boys," of the low^er or British side, and the other 
portion were styled " Skinners," who belonged to the upper 
or Provincial side, both of which, however, were found to be 
the off-scourings and deserters of both parties. They both 


began with stealing. The "Cow Boys" first turned their 
attention to cattle and horses ; the first-named animals, when 
in good order or condition, found a ready market in the 
city of New York, and after a period all sorts of beef ani- 
mals became scarce and in great demand at high prices. 
Good horses were alwa)'S wanted for the cavalry service. 
The " Skinners," however, were a different sort of thieves ; 
they commenced foraging after food, and would take any- 
thing else of the least value ; first the}' attacked the hen- 
roosts, or picked up any unprotected sheep, lambs, or even 
a calf from the side of a cow, which they soon stripped of 
their .?/'/;« (these last acts gave them the name of '' Skin- 
■ners "), and the flesh or meat found a ready sale in the upper 

The "Cow-Boys" paid an early visit to the farm of 
^"Frederick De Voe, where they first stole his best cattle and 
all of his horses, leaving one old milch cow, which aftei"- 
wards, to protect, was at night housed in one of the bed- 
rooms of his house, and through the day his children 
watched the animal while grazing near their dwelling. 

After Mr. De V'oe's cattle and horses were stolen he had 
no sort of animal to carr}- a little grain tf) the mill or to do 
light ploughing. Hearing of a fine young mare for sale he 
became a purchaser at £2^ cash, and to protect this animal 
he put her in an enclosed shed near his house and fastened 
her legs together with a pair of strong iron hopples. In 
the meantime all his poultry had been stolen or eaten b\' 
the family, but the " Skinners " continued their visits, usu- 
ally quite unexpected and often came disguised with black- 
ened faces, forced their way into the farm-houses and de- 
manded food ; if not given them, they would search ever}' 
nook and corner, and even in the beds, where it was some- 
times hid. 

One night tliey broke open the doors of Mr. De Voe and 
ordered him to give up his money and all other valuables. 
Having none of the first and very little of anything else left, 
however, they were not satisfied, but seized him and hung 



him twice up until life was almost extinct, when they cut 
him down, and he was at last obliged to give up his last 
pieces of silver, consisting of his shoe and knee buckles — the 
heirlooms of his fathers — and nearl}- all of his clothing good 

Battle-Groint) on De Veaux's IIkic.tits, August 31, 177S, 

(From Magazine of American History, vol. v., September, iSSo. Notes furnished by me.) 

for anything. Then, to cap the climax, a few da3's after the 
" Cow-Boys " also paid him a visit, after having obtained 
the knowledge of his being in possession of the fine mai"e, 
and also how she was fastened up every night. They came 
with large files, by which they succeeded in getting the hop- 


pies off of the animal's legs ; but in doing so the fretful beast 
created a considerable noise, which awakened Mr. De Voe, 
who rushed to the door to find one of the thieves leading 
off the noble animal, which so incensed him that he grasped 
his old musicet, which he had kept hid but loaded with 
coarse shot, when he quickly fired and badly wounded the 
thief; the other desperadoes, however, managed to get him 
and the mare off, but they threatened to have his life the 
first opportunity offered. 

For several weeks after Mr. De Voe was obliged to la}- 
hid in the u^oods or thickets, as the thieves were discovered 
watching for him, and no doubt would have quicklv taken 
his life had opportunity offered. 

From the great hardships and exposure of ^'^Frederick 
De Voe during the war he rapidly sank and died about the 
close of it, when his body as well as that of his wife were 
buried in the then existing private burial-ground on the 
farm of a neighbor named '""Gilbert Valentine, located on 
the upper west corner, and just outside of, the present 
" Woodlawn Cemetery." He left seven children: "'John, 
""Elanor, '"Frederick, ""Daniel, "''Hannah, ""Abraham, and 

"'''JoJui was born in 1756, and just 19 years old when the 
Revolution began, living in the Southern Battalion district 
of the town of Yonkers. The inhabitants of this company- 
beat met on the 24th of August, 177S, and voted for com- 
pany officers, " and by a very great majorit}' " selected 
""'"John Cock for captain ; '"'William Betts, first-lieutenant ; 
"""John Warner, second-lieutenant ; and ^""'Jacob Post, en- 
sign. The return of these officers were made to the Com- 
mittee of Safety of New York, who refused to commission 
John Cock in consequence of receiving from the committee 
of Yonkers charges against him, as he had previousl}- ob- 
jected to sign the " General Association,'' or before doing 
so said : " I sign with my hand but not with my heart, for 
I would not have signed it had it not been for my wife and 
family's sake." Two other persons also made affidavits that 


he " had damned the Provincial Congress of this Colony 
and spoke disrespectfullv of them." Before these facts 
were made known to the Committee of Safety the members 
of the compan\-, or rather some 58, had petitioned to have 
said John Cock commissioned, and among these signers was 
"John De Voe.* The '' Committee," however, " determined 
Cock to be disqualified for a Commission." and they ordered 
a new election, which took place on the iSth of March, 
1776. when the following persons were elected: John War- 
ner, captain ; Jacob Post, first-lieutenant : '"Samuel Law- 
rence, second-lieutenant: and '""Isaac Post, ensign. This 
companv was ordered into service, and when the enemy's 
ship.s-of-war passed up the North River in the month of 
July following the companv had previous!}' marched to the 
river-banks, where thev erected a sort of breastwork and 
quarters for the troops. The enemv's vessels when within 
reach were tired into by some of the company's sharp- 
shooters, which s(^mewhat annoved them, and of course it 
drew firing from their heavv pieces on shipboard, which 
caused a good deal of dodging among some of the jolly 
young farmers, who, on seeing the flash and smoke from 
their cannonading, had a saving of "Down, boys I " and 
then immediateh" followed a whistling or screeching noise 
made bv the flying cannon-balls, which scjmetimes struck 
near or were buried below in the river's bank. After the 
vessels were withdrawn from the neighborhood the companv 
were marched back to their rendezvous, and when their 
term of service had expired they were discharged. 

The farm which the father of "'John De Voe had so long 
occupied bv a lease from '""Colonel Frederick Philips was, 
after the war, confiscated with other portions or tarms of 
his manor bv the State of New York, and sold in the tnonth 
of December. 1785, bv the Commissioners of Forfeiture, 
when John De Voe, bv the assistance of his friend ""Au- 
gustus Van Cortlandt (whose land lav adjoining), purchased 

* In that petition were found the signatures of 15 relatives of the author's parents ; nearly 
all of them performed various duties for the Provincial Government. 


the plot of 136 acres. A few years after he selected a new 
site for a house, some 200 yards above the old one, where 
he erected a larger and a more convenient one ; and again 
in 1799 he built an additional one of stone adjoining, as his 
family had then much increased. 

In this " old homestead " how many happy hours were 
spent at intervals b}' the author ! who so much enjoyed es- 
pecially the incidents of the Revolution as told by his 
Grandfather and his next neighbor, '"""Jacob Taylor, both of 
whom had served under Captain John Warner in the com- 
pany noticed before. These visits were quite frequent, 
especially when the cider-barrels of Uncle Jacob were about 
empty; then he was almost a daily visitor, and after his 
arrival often some interesting incidents were brought forth, 
to the great enjoyment especially of the boy present, who 
stored them up for future use and thought. 

""y^o/m De Voe married during the War, in the year 1779, 
""Rebecca De Voe, his cousin (or rather the daughter of 
his father's half-brother, Daniel De Voe). She was born in 
1760 and resided on the adjoining farm, south side. Tliey 
had children, "Tsaac, "^Frederick, "^ohn, ^^''Daniel, ^"Sarah, 
^"Auley (or AUiday), '^^ames, ""William, ^="Jane, "^"Rebecca, 
and "'Abraham. The father died Septembers, 1824; mo- 
ther, March 10, 1841. 

'^^'^ Isaac, b. 1780 at Lower Yonkers, having received an 
excellent education for that period, became a school teacher 
at Lower Yonkers, and afterwards at Greensburgh for seve- 
ral years. Among his scholars was '""Miss Zipporah Tomp- 
kins, daughter of '"""Nathaniel Tompkins (cousin to '""Gov. 
D. D. Tompkins), whom he married in 1812, after which he 
moved to New York, where with his brother-in-law opened 
a dry -good store on Chatham Square, of which they kept 
several years, when Isaac De Voe withdrew and changed 
back again to teaching, but on a larger scale, in the Bowery. 
This he continued until his death, which occurred in 1825, 
leaving one son named *'"'' James, b. 1814; m. '""Ann Eliza 
Barnes in 1838 at Hart's Corner, Westchester County. Had 

FREDKRICk. \\{. 6"/ 

children, ''"Nelson 11., b. 1840, who died in 1S65 ; '""Malinda, 
b. 1842 and died in i860. The widow is yel livini^ (1878) at 
the same place. 

'^'Frederick, b. 1782, came to New York when a young 
man to stndv in the hij^hei- branches (^t edncation, among 
which was surveying, etc., alter which he became a teacher 
in English Neighborhood, New jersey, where he remained 
about 7 years. He married '""''Sarah Quick in 18 14, moved 
to New York, where he became engaged in business just at 
the close ot the war. The death of his wife occurred soon 
after, when he sold out and returned again to teaching at 
the same place. In 1822 he married his second wife, """Sa- 
rah Terhune, and again moved to New York, entered into 
business and was successful. Had children, '"'Eliza Jane, 
'"'John, "'Isaac, '^"Abraham, "'William, and "'Stephen. He 
(father) died in 1868, and his widow in 1883, in her 8ist 
year. Their children were as follows : "'Eliza Jane, b. 1824, 
died 1838; ""William, b. 1839, died 1859; ""Stephen, b. 
1846, died 1859 — all unmarried. Four others died young. 

*'^John, b. 1827 ; m. ist, """'Anna Arbuckle, who died in 
1864; had children, "'Charles Edwin, b. 1851, died 1875; 
'"Sarah Louisa, b. 1853, died 1870; '"AVilliam W. M., b. 
1856, died 1878. 

^'"^Isaac, b. 1832 ; m. '"'"Miriam Coddington. He died in 
Yonkers, 1858. 

^^''Abrahajn, b. 1837 ; m. Catharine , from whom he 

was divorced. 2d wife '"'''Mary Merry. No children. 

"''John, b. 1785 ; m. '"''"Sophia Farrington (b. 1787), daugh- 
ter of '"'"Thomas Farrington, of Mile Square, Yonkers, in 
1807. Had children, '""Isaac, '"'Thomas Farrington, ""James, 
"'Moses, ""Susannah Jane, '''Mary Adelia+ (b. 181 8), '"Harriet 
Ameliaf (b. 18201, "''John Appleby, '"'George Washington, 
and '""Frederick William. The hrst four were born in 
Lower Yonkers ; the last six in the Citv of New York. (fDied 
young.) ''"yohn (the father) died in 1855. His wife, '"'"So- 
phia, died in 1876, aged 89 years. 

Previous to the War of 181 2 "John De Yoe (then Junior) 


was a non-commissioned officer in '"^'Capt, Lewis Rich's 
company, Yonkers, in '"^'Lt.-Col. Jonathan Varian's regi- 
ment, Westchester Co. ; but on the opening of the War a 
draft was ordered in the regiment, by which ev^ery tenth 
man was enrolled, and Mr. De Voe became one of the suc- 
cessful " for six months' duty any time within two years, 
three months' service at a time." The 64 drafted men, or 
those who presented themselves, were mustered together 
at the house of ""'Ensign Abijah Morgan, East Chester, on 
Sunday morning, September 13, 1812, under ''"Capt. Law- 
rence Davenport (of New Rochelle), '"'"Lieut. John Butler 
(of Fordham), and Ensign Abijah Morgan; then, without 
arms, they marched to Yonkers village, where they were 
joined by several other companies, who proceeded to Kings- 
bridge. The next morning marched to New York, received 
their equipments from the arsenal, and at night encamped 
on " Dyde's Parade," on (he west side of Broadwa}-, near 
Prince Street ; next day (Tuesday, 15th) crossed the ferry 
at Brooklyn, where the Regiment (12th) was organized with 
a Troop of Cavalry under '°"Capt. Pierce and '"'"Lieut. Jesse 
Husted, one Rifle Corps organized in Brooklyn, under 
"""Capt. Burdett Stryker, and four Infantry companies or- 
ganized in the City of New York, under '""Captains Dela- 
field, '"''Clark, '""McClure, and '""Lieut. Stephenson (Com- 

The Regiment, organized, was marched down to the 
high grounds east of Fort Hamilton, where they were with- 
out tents for two nights, and a short allowance of improper 
food. John De Voe, however, with several others were 
fortunate in getting into '""Dennis Denyse's barn. On these 
grounds they were drilled daily, varied with guard-duty, 
from the 15th of September until in December, and for 
three weeks from the day he left his home neither his 
anxious wife nor his other relatives had any news from him 
during that exciting period. The food first provided for 
this Regiment was quite unfit to be eaten — sour or rusty 
pork, wormy biscuits, etc. ; in fact, it became so unbearable 


that some of the men were ahnost mutinous, when '"'"Lieut. 
John Butler ordered all the improper food sent back to the 
Commissar}', whom he reported at headquarters ; after that 
the supplies became good. 

On the 3d of December the Regiment left the camp, 
marched back to New York, where they were paid off, and 
all gladly returned to their homes. 

'""Isaac, b. 1808 ; m. '""Mary Appleby, of Spotswood, New 
Jersey, in 1839, where he has since resided a much respected 
citizen. For several years he held the office of a Justice of 
the Peace, and also was a prominent officer in the Episcopal 
Church in that place. Had children, ''"Harriet Elizabeth 
(b. 1839, d. 1846), "'William Henry Harrison, '''xVugustus 
Appleby, ''"Mary Frances, ""Charity Farrington (b. 1855, 
died in 1879), and '"Isaac Walton (b. 1863 and died in 1877). 
Isaac's wife^'^'Mary died in 1866, aged 50 years ; his second 
wife was '""Ann Appleford, married in 1871 ; no issue. 

"'William H. H., b. 1841 ; m. '"''Caroline S. Ayres in 1876; 
had children, '"Charles H., b. 1877, and '"Mary A., b. 1883. 
William H. H. died in 1884. 

"^Augustus A., b. 1845; m- ""'Mary D. Mixsell in 1871 ; 
had children, ""'Sophia Farrington, b. 1872, died 1877; 
"'John Mixsell, b. 1874; "'Henry Garner, b. 1877; '"Isaac 
Walton, b. 1879, 

'''Mary F., b. 1848; m. '"''Edward B. Bissett in 1872. 
She died in 1874. 

'"'' Thomas F. , b. 181 1 ; m. '"'"Lucy Bock (b. 18 18) in 1836, 
in St. Thomas' Church, New York ; had children, '""Sophia, 
'"Lucy Ann, '"'Mary Louisa, '"'Elizabeth, '"'Sarah Appleby, 
"'George Albert, "nVilliam Bock, "'Susannah Jane,'"Thomas 
Farrington, Jr., '""Louis Anthony, ""''Kate (b. 1859 ! ™- Charles 
S. Macy, M.D., Aug. 9, 1884), and '"'Jessie (b. 1864, died 1867). 

"'Sarah A., b. 1847 ! "'George A., b. 1849, ^^^^^1 "'"'Jessie, b. 
1864, died under five years of age. 

'''"Sophia, b. 1839; '^i- '"''William H. Farrington in i860; 
had children, '"'Tanny, b. 1861 ; '""Albert, b. 1863; '"^'Lucy,t 
b. 1865 ; '"''Mary Louisa.f b. 1866; '"'nVilliam Hyatt, b. 1871 ; 


'"•"Philil),t 1). 1872: ^'""Lizzie De V()e,+ b. 1877; ^'"'"'Thomas 
Cogshall, b. 1878, and ^"""Nellie Cong-don. 1). 1881. (Those 
marked with f died young.) 

'"'Lucy ,]., b. 1841, died in 1863 ; unmarried. The follow- 
ing notice api)eai"ed in the New York Home Journal soon 
after her death : 

" /;/ Memoriam. — Luc}' A. De Voe, the second daugliter 
of "'Colonel Thomas F. and """Luc\- De Voe, of this city, 
suddenly deceased on Frida}^ morning, June 12, 1863, in 
the 22d year of her age. The mysteries that ever attend 
the dispensation of death are never more keenly experi- 
enced as when his dart strikes down in the spring-time of 
life the young, the fair, and the innocent. 'Tis true we all 
alike await the inevitable hour. But few of the manv serene, 
the good, and all that is beautiful to dwell upon have been 
called upon to quit this earthly tenement of the soul whose 
brief candle burnt with a bri-rhter (jr more "genial lustre 
than did that of Luc}' A. De Voe, or whose claims upon our 
affection were greater for those many virtues, amiable traits, 
and graces of the mind that tend to form the perfection of 
female character. 

" The characteristics of Lucy A. De Voe must ever be 
impressed with fond remembrances upon the minds of the 
large circle of friends whose happiness it was to know, to 
leel, and to appreciate, and now to dwell upon the merits of 
her undying wortli and to mourn her passed away. 

" Luc}' A. De V^oe was an affectionate and most dutiful 
daughter ; a kind, considerate, feeling, loving sister ; a sin- 
cere and never-failing friend. While she was the life, the 
luminary of her home and family fireside, the charm of her 
many friends, she was the never-failing companion of her 
mother and of the wearied and the sick. She possessed 
those Christian, heavenly attributes in word, action, and ad- 
dress that are sometimes vouchsafed to mortals, that impress 
upon the senses that such beings are the visitation of angels 
set in human form, sent upon the earth the beneficent light 
of a higher world. 


" The decease of this accomplished young lady, while 
it bereaves her father and mother and family of her charms, 
it deprives the musical world of one of its most devoted 
votaries, a most accomplished artist. Although as yet to 
fame unknown, she possessed the highest order of musical 
genius ; intuitively a musician, she had diligently studied 
the great musical masters of this, as well as the highest and 
most distinguished composers of the last century. She had 
completelv mastered their chief classical productions. As 
a pianist certainly few musicians of the present da}', either 
in public or private circles of society, could surpass her 
classical appreciation of the composer, or the appreciation 
of the music and brilliancy of its execution upon the piano- 
forte, her never-failing musical companion in all. 

" ' She summ'd her life up every day — 
Modest as morn : as midday bright, 
Gentle as evening : pure as night. 
'Tis true. But all so weakly said, 
'Tvvere more significant — she's dead.' 

"The """Rev. Dr. Gallaudet, in his Sermon given in St. 
Ann's Church (i8th Street) Sunday morning, June 21, 1863, 
thus noticed her death : 

" ' We, as a parish, brethren, are again forcibly remind- 
ed of the great propriety of at once responding to all the 
gracious calls which come to us from our Heavenly Father, 
for on Monday last our touching burial service was said 
over the mortal remains of two persons who were recently 
of our number. One was just passing into the maturity 
of early womanhood— a dutiful, affectionate daughter; a 
faithful, motherly sister; a lowly-minded, sincere Christian. 
Though most suddenly called away, she was ready. Being 
borne by Angels to Paradise, she is now enjoying that gra- 
cious feast of good things which the Divine Saviour has 
prepared for all who love Him. What greater comfort can 
those who loved her have than the thought that for Christ's 
sake she is happy, enjoying to-day far sweeter music than 


that in wliich she delighted while still a pilgrim and a 
sojourner here ? G-od grant that all who l(jved her may so 
respond to the Gospel invitation that b3"e-and-b}e they may 
meet her again, never mcjre to separate.' " 

"■'■McvTf Louisa, b. 1843; m. '""Henry H. Wotherspoon, 
1863; had ""^'James. b. 1865; '""^Henry H., Jr., b. 1870; 
""'George Albert, b. 1872 ; and '"""Herman Guleke, b. 1880. 

"'^Elizabeth, b. 1844; m. -'""'Gustavus Van Deventer, 1869; 
no children ; she died in 1881, at the home of her parents, a 
bright luminary. 

'''William B., b. 1850; m. ""^Marion iM. Wilkins. 1875; 
had '"nVilliam B., b. 1876. 

''''Susie y., b. 1852 ; died unmarried in 1872. 

'''Thomas F., Jr., b. 1854; m. '"""Annie G. Jardine in 
1881 ; had '"'Grace Duncan, b. 1882 ; and ""Louis Jardine, b. 

"'Loi/is /L, b. 1856; unmarried; in 1878 he joined Com- 
pany H, 7th Regt. N. G. S. N. Y., a siiort period before his 
death took place, which was noticed at a meeting ol the 
companv in a " Company Order No. i. The Commandant 
regrets to anni)unce the death ot private Louis A. De Voe 
(Ml the 20 (ALiy, 1878) inst. Members are requested to at- 
tend the Funeral services at his late residence, No. 104 West 
13th Street, on Wednesday, 22d inst., at 5 P.M. 

" By order of '"'"Capt. James L. Price." 

''"James, b. 1812; m. '"^'Sarah C. Webb in 1838; had 
'"'Sarah Elizabeth and '""James Frederick. He died in 1881 
and his wife in 1880. 

'"""Sarah E., b. 1839; m. ""'Heni-y Buckhout, i860; had 
children (see '^"^). 

'"'' James F., b. 1847 ; m. '"'"Lizzie A. Jefferds in 1871 ; no 

'""Moses, b. 1814; m. '"''Eleanor Valentine, 1836, daughter 
of '"''Dennis Valentine, Sr., of Fordham ; had '"'Charles 
Henry, '""Sarah Amelia, "AValter Briggs. ""Dennis Valen- 
tine, "'Marv Eleanor, ""'Isaac Brown, and '"Emma Frances 
(latter b. 1857, died in 1880; single). 


''''•Charles //., b. 1837; "i- """Mary F. Gleason, 1873 ; had 
'"Walter Brigirs, b. 1873; '"Eleanor Ann, b.- 1875; ""Ma- 
rion, b. 1877; and ""'"Gertrude, I). 1884; resides in Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

""^Sarah A., h. 1839; '^i- """\^''ide Ham[)ton Hill in 1865; 
had ''""George Hninpton, b. 1868; ""'Agnes Gertrude, b. 
1877; '""Charles Edwin, b. 1878; resides in Worcester, 

■"""Walter B., b. 1841 ; ni. ""^Letilia J. Mixsell, 1864; he 
died in 1S69, leaving one son named '"Edmund Mixsell, 
b. 1865. 

'•"''Dennis V., b. 1847; "i- """Alice Louisa Van Winkle, 
1868; had '"Florence Eleanor, b. 1870; "''Alice Louisa, b. 
•1875 ; "'-'-'Ira Reed, b. 1880. 

'''Mary E.. b. 1852: m. ^"'"Elmer A. Allen, 1876; had 
="''^Ethel be \o^, b. 1878. 

'''Isaac B., b. 1854; m. '"'"Julia^ Hill, 1880; had "'Enima 
Frances, b. 1882, 

'"Moses De \'oe in 1856 purchased a portion of the old 
farm at Fordham. once owned by his wife's grandfather, 
""'"Peter \'alentine, on which at a ver\' early period stood 
the " First Dutch Church," built in 1706, and remained 
standing until about the year 1800 ; the last 20 years it was 
but seldom used as a church. 

The site of this old building was located on the old road 
which led to the landing place on the Harlem River. On 
the right-hand side of the entrance gateway leading up to 
the old parsonage the present improved residence of Moses 
De Voe, which appears to have been erected in 1702 from 
marks on the wall-stones yet to be seen, one of which is 
found with a deep cutting IK. >L 1702 : on another, in the 
addition added to the western side, is marked 1792. On 
two others taken from the old church wall appear the L B. 
and R. ^L supposed to be the initials (jf the builders. 

Several vears previous to the Revolution '"""Peter Valen- 
tine, a carpenter by trade, purchased the large farm ot about 
190 acres, resided in this old parsonage with his family, con- 


sisting of his wife, '"'"Mary, and sons, '"""Jacob and """Dennis. 
The latter (the father-in-law of Moses De Voe) was quite a 
stout boy, and often assisted his father in rowing his skiff, 
which carried the market products to the Cit}- of New 
York, when he became well acquainted with the channel of 
the Harlem River and the tides, which saved a great deal 
of the labor of rowing. Jacob, his brother, being older, was 
more usefulh' employed in farm work and caring for the 
live stock, as well as a more proper guardian for his mother 
in his father's absence. 

"""Dennis was about 12 3^ears of age when the battle of 
Fort Washington was fought, and he often related the scene 
as it appeared to him. He says: " On that Sunday (Nov. 
16, 1776), while the battle was progressing, he got on the. 
crest of the hill near his father's house (known afterwards as 
Valentine's Hill), where he lay nearly all day watching the 
movements of the Troops crossing the river (Harlem) and 
their marching towards Fort Washington ; the terrible and 
fierce cannonading followed from all sides, while both can- 
non and musket balls flew in every direction, and occasion- 
ally they would strike or drop quite near him ; but the great 
and continued noise, with his excited state, led him in a short 
time to have but little fear, and there he remained until the 
Fort was taken. 

Numerous cannon-balls were afterwards found in and 
near the "hill," and when "'Moses De Voe was digging out 
a place for a pond near his house two 28-pound balls were 
found encrusted with rust, and preserved by him. 

The British troops, having taken possession of that part 
of Westchester County, Peter Valentine was ordered with his 
carpenter's tools to assist in building the bridges, barracks, 
huts, etc., for which he was afterwards paid, and at the 
same time he and his family were protected from all annoy- 
ance of thieves or disreputable soldiers. 

While the father was thus employed he could not give 
much attention to the sale of his farm products, so that his 
son '""Dennis was obliged to row his laden skiff, accom- 


paiiied usually by his mother, down l.o the city ; and al- 
though they were protected by a pass, yet before they had 
become known the\ were stopped or annoyed by the nu- 
merous guards, which occasionally detained them from 
meeting the proper tides and caused a late return through 
the night ; and an anxious husband and son at home. Den- 
nis, however, had become a very good pilot, both day and 
night, to and fiom the citw An incident in that exciting 
period is thus handed down : After a laborious day's work 
Dennis had gone to bed, and in a sound sleep he was with 
difficult)' awakened by a (British) officer, who had with him 
a file of soldiers, when he was ordered to get up and dress 
himself, as they wanted him to pilot up the Harlem River a 
sloop laden with timber and boards. Dennis demurred, 
and said he could not and w(^uld not attempt it ; but the 
officer was inexorable and threatened him with the bayonet, 
and so drove him down to Harlem, fie, however, success- 
fully piloted the vessel to her destination. 

Not long after a neighbor living south, on the adjoining 
farm, named Berrian, had his house burnt down, and having 
no place to protect his family in these exciting times was 
allowed to take possession of the old church buildmg until 
such time as he could build another house. The old chui'ch 
being much out of repair, he was some time engaged in 
tightening the roof, windows, etc., when his family were 
made in a degree somewhat comfortable. The Cow Boys, 
however, had a suspicion that he kept considerable money 
on the premises, and one night they called upon him, but 
found the old building pretty well fastened up, when they 
ordered him to open the doors or they would break them 
down. He, however, resisted as long as he could. Their 
united strength at last forced open the door; they then de- 
manded his money, and as he would not accede to them he 
was tied hands and feet, when they sat him down on a pan 
of live coals to force him to discover his money ; but his 
very loud cries attracted the attention of his neighbor, 
Peter Valentine, who, with his two sons, ran to his assis- 


tance, but before they reached the old church they were 
fired upon by the Cow Boys. Dennis, being in advance, re- 
ceived a charge of small shot, many of which struck him in 
the face and head, several of which were taken out of his 
face ; but others remained in his head until about the year 
1830, when his son cut out all he could find. 

The Cow Boys, fearing to alarm the British guards sta- 
tioned near, decamped without securing the booty they ex- 
pected to have obtained. 

Peter Valentine died in 18 10, then aged 74 yd^rs, and 
his wife, Mary, died 1831, aged 83 years, both of whom 
were buried in the " Berrian Grave Yard," which at an 
early period was attached to the " Old Church," and which 
now lies some 200 yards west from the site where the Old 
Church once stood. The burial place was a free ground, 
containing about one and a half acres ; now (1878) lies shaded 
by numerous old trees and rank bushes. In 1878, when 
" Sedgewick Avenue " was graded through its western side, 
numerous graves were turned up of those whose bodies 
were laid there as their last resting place. Several of the 
families, however, having a knowledge of the intended de- 
secration, removed the remains of those once belonging to 
their household to other cemeteries. The ground, however, 
yet contains the bones and ashes of perhaps over one thou- 
sand persons who have been buried during the last 175 
years, many of which belonged to families now almost or 
quite extinct. 

It would be a very difficult matter now to designate the 
grave of any one who was buried here above 50 years ago, 
except a few whose headstones are marked ; all the other 
graves, being ver}' numerous, are composed of rough head 
and foot unmarked, flat stones, many of them nearl}' covered 
by the earth, with roots of trees and bushes interlaced 
through and over them, and nothing now left to designate 
one from another, except perhaps some private mark to the 
aged yet living. There are 3^et a few head and foot stones 
remaininof to show at least some of the names of the families 

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of the Berrians, Valentines, I)e Voes, Corsas, Crowells, 
Bakers, Harts, Raes, Rowlands, Lawrences, etc., etc., buried 
here many years ago. 

^'"Susaiuiah J., b. 1816; m. "'"""Lemuel Valentine in 1841 ; 
had ^"''^Sophia De Voe, '"'"Harriet Hall, "'""Lemuel Sidney, 
and others who died young. """'Lemuel Valentine died Au- 
gust 8, 1883, aged 65 years. 

'"''Sophia D., b. 1843 ; m- "'"'James VV. Hamilton in 1864; 
had. '"'"James Cameron, b. 1865 ; "'""'Helen Murray, b. 1868, 
died in 1881 ; and """Clara Louisa, b. 1871. The '""'lather 
died in 1884. 

'''"Harriet //., b. 1848; m. ""'Charles H. Holder in 1867; 
had ""'Susan Valentine, b. 1868; ""'Annie Potter, b. 1870; 
""'Charles Adam, b. 1872; ""'Lemuel Valentine, b 1875; 
and """Frederick, b. 1877. 

'"''Lemuel S., b. 1855 ; m. ""^Mamie W. Van Nostrand in 
1878 ; had children. 

''"John A., b. 1822 ; m. ""Trances A. Stubbs in 1849 : h-^d 
"'Emma Louisa, b. 1850, died young; and """'Mary Frances, 
b. 1852 ; m. """Benjamin T. McDougal. '"'John A. died in 
1852 ; his widow^ m. "'"Richard S. Jones in 1857 ; had daugh- 
ter ""Ella. 

''■^George JV., b. 1825 ; m. "''Emily Williams; had "Tran- 
ces Helen, b. 1855 ; '"Frederick William, b. 1857, died in 
1881 ; '"Susannah Jane, b. 1858 ; "''"George Washington, b. 
1862; '"'Thomas Pennington, b. 1865; and '"'Emily. All 
were single in 1878. In 1868 "'George W. (father) became 
President of the " De Voe Manufacturing Co.," who dealt 
largely in petroleum oil in New York; after a period he 
became lame from injury; this, together with ill health, in- 
duced him to quit the business and afterwards engaged in 
farming, and now (1879) '""^ ^^ enjoying good health and re- 
covered from his lameness, and able to attend the cultivation 
of his fine farms near Old Bridge, N. J. 

'''Frederiek W., b. 1828; m. "'''Sarah M. Briggs ; had 
""Henry Meyer; """Harriet Elizabeth, b. 1865 ; and '"Sarah 
Alston, b. 1868 ; two others died voung. '"Frederick W. 


is lart^el)- engaged in the manufacture of paints, brushes, 
etc., which are disposed of at his stores corner Fulton and 
William Streets, N. Y. City. 

^"Daniel, b. 1787; m. ist, ""Sarah Rich in 1817; had 
'""James; '""Lewis, b. 1820, and ''"John, b. 1822 — two last 
died young. Daniel's 2d wife was '"'^Rachel Post ; m. 1828 ; 
had '"'Rebecca Jane; '""Charles Henry, b. 183 1 ; '"'Mary 
Augusta; ''""Thomas, b. 1838; '"'Abigal Celia ; and '"'John 
Lewis, b. 1845. 

'■'^■jfames, b. 1818 ; m. ""'Eliza Ackerly ; he died in 1857, 
leaving- no children. 

"''"Rebecca J., b. 1830 ; m. """Oscar Lawrence ; she died in 
1852 ; no children. Her sister """Afarv A., b. 1834, m. "'""Oscar 
Lawrence ; had "'"'Louisa. 

'''Abigal C, b. 1840; m. "'"David F. Campbell in 1866; 
had children. 

'"Daniel (the father) died in 1857 ; his wife "'"Rachel died 
in 1866. 

'''Sarah, b. 1789; m. """Isaac Brown (b. 1788) in 1810; 
had ""'Elizabeth ; "'"Mary ; and "'="Sarah, b. 1817, died young. 
He was a great many 3ears engaged in the grocery trade at 
the corner of Church and White Streets in N. Y. (from 1813 
to 1843), i'l which time he was an active fireman of Engine 
No. 23. He died in 1869, and his wife in 1870. 

''^'Elizabeth, b. 181 1 ; m. ""'William J. Valentine in 1830; 
had ""'Lewis and "'"'Mary Elizabeth. The mother died in 
1835. ""'Z^z£/w, b. 1832; m, ist, "'""Cordelia Hill; had two 
children when she died. Lewis' 2d wife was "'"'Emil}- Chap- 
man ; had children. 

"""J/rtTj, b. 1815 ; also m. ""'William J. Valentine; had 
"'""Anna Louisa, b. 1847, died in 1863. The wife (Mar}^) died 
in 1869. 

"^Ella (or Alliday), b. 1792; m. ist, "'""Lewis Terrill in 
1816; no children. He died; the widow married "'"'John 
Valentine, of Fordham ; no children. She died in 1854, and 
he in 1866. 

'''James, b. 1794; m. "'"'Mary Cromwell in 1817 ; had "'Su- 


sannah Cromwell; '"^'Oliver Cromwell, b. 1821, died 1.S56; 
"^Rebecca; "Edward Cromwell ; ''William Ilartnian ; and 
'"'^ Mary Ann, b. 1835, died 1850. 

"''Susannah C, b. 1819 ; m. "■""'William Eaton ; had 
'"'Garret, ■""'William Benjamin, and '""'Anna. The wile 
('"Snsannah C.) died — ; '"James died in 1837. 

"''Rebecca, b. 1823 ; m. ''"Albert Eaton : had ""Mary, 
'"'Sarah, and "''Eliza. '"Rebecca died in 1858. 

"''Edivard C, b. 1824; m. '""Sarah A. Runnels. 

"'"William H., b. 1833; m. '"'Sarah H. Parmlee, of Au- 
rora, N. Y. ; resides in New^ York City. 

'"" lVillia7n, b. 1796; m. '""Sarah A. Garrison in 1826; no 
children. He died in 1866, she in 1883. 

'"''Jane, b. 1798; m. '"'Edward Cromwell in 1818; no chil- 
dren. He died in 1865. 

'""^ Rebecca, b. 1802 ; m. '"'Jehiel Conklin in 1829 ; no chil- 
dren. She died in 1841 at Kingsbridge. 

'"^Abraham, b. 1805 ; died unmarried on the homestead in 
1828, at Lower Yonkers. 

'^^Elanor (or Laney), b. 1758 ; m. ist, ""George Tippet in 
1776, and had one child, when she was left a widow ; a few 
years after (1782) she mari'ied "'"'William Cook; had chil- 
dren, ""William and "'"Charlotte. The latter married, first, 
""Thomas West, who died; afterwards she married '"'Wil- 
liam Marsh. ""Elanor's 2d husband died about 1801 ; she 
married a third husband, named "''William Alberson. 

Her death was somewhat remarkable, being occasioned 
by the bite of a rat. It was thought the animal was poi- 
soned from eating the clippings of some fur-skins in which 
poison had been used in their dressing. She had previously 
worked many 3^ears in making up all kinds of fur used for 
ladies' wear. 

'''"'Frederick, b. 1760; m. "'"Eunice Oakley, daughter of 
""David Oakley, of Yonkers ; had children, "'James, "Thebe, 
'"Jane (b. 1791 ; died, unmarried, in 1877), ""Thomas Oakley, 
'"Maria, '-^'Charlotte, "Elizabeth, '"Alfred, and "'Henry F. 
The father, '"Frederick, died in 1855, was buried at the 


N.W. corner of Second Avenue and First Street, and a few 
years after all the bodies or bones were dug up and removed. 
His wife, Eunice, died in 1857, aged 92 years. 

"'''James, b. 1786; m. ''"'Elizabeth Owen; had ""Susan 
Adeha, '"Henrietta Matilda (b. 1818, died 1857), ""James 
William, and '"Catharine Eliza (b. 1824, died 1825). 

"'"'Susan A., b. 1814; m. '"'Roswell G. Allen, of Brooklyn ; 
had ^''"George (m. "^'Amanda Smith), ""^Maria (m. ""John 

"'""James W., b. 1822 ; went to the Sandwich Islands, 
where he married and had two boys, which were sent to 
New York to be educated after the death of their father. 

■"'Phebe,h. \7^2,\ m. "''^Benjamin Disbrow ; had "'"Eliza, 
"^'Louisa, ""Benjamin, ""''Angelina, ""^Matilda, "'"Charlotte, 
and ""Harriet M. 

^^'"'-'Eliza, b. 1809 ; m. ist, ""Rev. Samuel Davis, who died. 
Her second husband was ""Archer Martine ; had children ; 
all dead. 

^'^^Louisa, b. 181 1 ; m. ""Jordan Downing. 

^'^^ Benjamin, b. 1814 ; m, ""Sarah Anderson. 

^'''An^relma M., b. 1816; m. ""'•VVilliam Wright; had chiU 

'''"Charlotte, b. 1818 ; m. "''John Banta. 

'''''Harriet M., b. 1821 ; m. ""Dr. E. D. Ramsdell ; had 
""Edwin ; "'"Benjamin, b. 1856 ; ""Charles Fletcher, b. 1859 : 
""'Viola, b. 1870; and ""Harry Disbrow, b. 1874. 

'''"Thomas O., b. 1793; m. ""Trances Barr in 181 5 ; had 
"""Benjamin (died 1817), ""Catharine, "''Maria (b. 1820; died, 
unmarried, in 1864), ""'Albert Alonzo, and "''Frances Jane. 
"""Thomas O. (the father) died in 1843. 

■""Catharine, b. 1818; m. """Ephraim P. Garrison; had 
"""Frances J., ""Ella Leonora, """George, and """Pennington. 

"''Albert A., b. 1822; m. """Sarah Dennis; had """Emma, 
(next twins) """Alonzo and ""'Addie (latter died young), and 

"""Emma, b. — ; m. ""Robert Hull. 

'''Frances J., b. 1830 ; m. ""Isaac Skidgell ; had ""Charles 


Edward, ""Oscar F., ""Ida Elizabel h, ""Maria F., ^"■''Martha, 
""Daise}', and "''''Hattie. The mother, Mrs. Frances (Ban) 
De Voe, now (1878) 84 years of age, in the month of Sep- 
tember last, at a fair held in the " Town Hall" at Meriden, 
Conn., was awarded the tirst preminm for beantifnl needle- 
work on pillow-shams. 

""J/rtr/^7, b. 1796; m. ist, ■'■'"'Moses Farrington in 1817; 
he died in 1819. She married 2d '""Nicholas Carmer ; had 
'■'"Susan AUetta, '""Mary Jane, and '""'Rosina. ''Maria (the 
mother) died in 1881, aged 84 years. 

'""Susan A., b. — ; m. ist, ''"nVilliam Judson ; 2d m. 
""'George Haskin. 

^■"""J/rrrj' Jajie, b, — ; m. ist, '""'George Folton ; 2d m. 
""''A. Shaw ; had children. 

'""Rosina, b. — ; m. '"""William Holman Gould ; had son 
^^'"William, jr. 

"'- Charlotte, b. 1800; m. ""John Romer ; no children. 
He died in 1866, 

'■"'Elhabeth, b. 1802; m. "'^David Fowler; had '^''Sarah 
Ann, '"'Amanda, '"'Mary Elizabeth, '"'David Henry, 
^^'AVoolsey. '"^George, and "^nViUiam H. 

'-''Alfred, b. 1806; m. '""Hannah Smith, of Newark; had 
'""Hester and ""Sarah Ann. He resided in Newark sev^eral 
years, then mo\'ed to New Yoi"k, where he died. 

-''"Henry F., b. 1812; m. '"'Sarah Ann Bowles in 1835; 
had children (four of which died young), '"'Laura Jane, 
""Elizabeth, '"Maria Louisa, "'Henry F. (b. 1846; single), 
'''Franklin P., and ""Josie (latter b. 1854; single). The father 
died in 1882 ; mother several years before. 

'"'''Laura J., b. 1840; m. '""Edmund Stephens. Lives in 

'"'"'Elisabetli, b. 1842 ; m. '"'David Fowler, of Middletown, 
N. Y. She died in 1872. 

""'Maria L., b. 1844; m. '"'Stephen Rogers, of Hartford, 
Conn. She died in 1867. 

'''Franklin P., b. 1852 ; m. '"'Hattie Taxter in 1873. He 
died in 1882. 


''^Daniel, b. 1762 ; m. ''"Mary Austin. Moved to Yonkers. 
Had daughter "'Hannah. 

"'"Hannah, b. 1786; m. '"'John Staehvaggon of the Yon- 
kers Mill. 

"^Ha7inah, b. 1763 ; m. '""John Anderson ; had one daugh- 
ter, '"^Jane or Jenny, 

''''''^yane, b. 1783 ; m. "'"Robert Dingee, a leather-dresser 
and belt manufacturer in Yonkers, N. Y. ; had ^''''Harriet, b. 
1816, died 1833. '"'Jane died in 1834, and her mother, 
"'Hannah, died (previously) in 1833. '""Robert Dingee 
died in 1843. Both buried in Yonkers. 

'"'"Abrahavi, b. 1766 ; m. (when 18 years of age) "'"Rebecca 
Husted. Moved to New York after the Revolution. In 
1796 kept a public house on Broadway near Houston Street, 
Niblo's old Garden, known at that early period as " Davoue's 
Tavern." He died in Brooklyn in 1816. Had children, 
"*Sarah Ann (b. 1789), "''Rebecca, "'"Elanor, '"Abraham, 
'"'Jane (b. 1798), and ''"Susan (b. 1800). 

'''^Rebecca, b. 1791 ; m. ""John Harvey. 

^^"Elanor, b. 1793; m. and moved to Illinois, where 

she died. 

""^^Abrahavi, b. 1796 ; m. . He died in 1840. 

^"^Mary, b. 1768 ; m. '"'Hendrick Brown, of Yonkers. 
Moved to New York. Had '"'Mary, '"^Sarah, '"'Sophia 
(b. 1793), '""^Louisa (b. 1795), '"'Maria (b. 1798), and '""Charles 
(b. 1 80 1). 

'"Wrtrj, b. 1789; m. '""Benjamin Gilmore, who was a 
large dealer (for many years in the Bowery near Prince 
Street) in boots and shoes; had ""William, ""Sophia, 
""Ann Maria, '"^Louisa, ''-'"Emily (b. 1823), '"'Benjamin, 
'"^Mary, and '"'Charles (b. 1831). 

^""'^ William, b. 181 5 ; m. '"'Sarah Hudson. 

^""^"Sophia, b. 1817; m. '"'Lawson Tallman. 

''''Ann Maria, b. 1819; m. '"'Joseph D. Powers. 

''''Louisa, b. 1821 ; m. '"'Henry Bull. 

''"Benjamin, b. 1826; m. '"^Sarah Cornell. 

''''Mary, b. 1829; m. ""A. A. Arment. 


'^''"'Sara/i, b. 1791 ; m. '"•"'Paul S. Snow, who died in 1813 ; 
had children (she was a widow in i.SiT)), '"''William, '"'Julia 
Ann, and '""Elizabeth. 

'"''•William, b. 1807; m. '-'""Amelia Pratt. 

'"''^ Julia Ann, b. 1809; m. '""Robert Greene. 

'"'"^ Elisabeth, b. 1812; m. "'"Paul Grout; had children, 
''^"'Thomas J., '"'Edward, and '^"^idia. 


DANIEL was born about 1686; married ''""Margaret 
Colyer in 17 14. In early life worked for his father 
in farming until 1728, when his father transferred the farm, 
which he had purchased from '"''William Bickley in 1694, 
to him. This document read as follows: "For the sum of 
^35, paid to me by my son Daniel Devoe, of y^ Borrough 
Town of Westchester, all y*^ my one hundred & eighty-four 
& a half acres of land, situated and being in Westchester— 
was laid out by William Bickley, y^ tenth day of August, 
1685 — beginning at a spring of Water south of Crabb Island, 
at y° south-east corner of the Manor of Fordham ; it runs 
thence east forty chains to a small Run of Water, thence 
by said Run of Water to a Creek to Harlem River." 

The lower part or point of land, known as " De Voe's 
Point " for more than one hundred 3^ears, was a portion of 
the above farm, and was owned and held by the family, 
passing down from generation to generation, until a few 
acres of the Point was sold to '"'Robert MacComb in 18 14, 
on which he erected a bridge and dam across Harlem River 
to Bussing's Point, on the other or New York Island side. 
The dam was built with heavy gates on the upper side, 
which shut at high water and inclosed a large body of water 
for the use of a tide grist-mill at King's Bridge. 

This farm was taxed by the State a " Quit Rent,"* which 
was paid ever}^ two years until his death, in 1772, the 
form of which read: "Received of Dan'. De Voor two 
bushels Wheat in full for two years Quit Rent of a Neck of 

* The law of "Quit Rents" was in force until the year 1824, as we find two years before that 
period the State Comptroller notified all persons owning lands charged with " Quit Rent" that 
this law would expire on the ist of January, 1824, after which arrears due on land would be sub- 
ject to be sold. 


Land in Westchester County, granted to William Brickley 
j^th May, 1685, being to the 25^'' March last. 

" New York, 14"' May, 1769. 

'' '•-"^^'JOHN Moore, Dep. Rec^ Gen^" 

'"Daniel died in 1772, and by his will divided the Bick- 
ley farm into two parts, giving to his oldest son, "^'Daniel, 
Jr., the lower part, containing the " Point." and to his young- 
est son, '""John, tlie other part. Altogether he had ten chil- 
dren, born as follows: '^'Hester, ^-''Elizabeth, =^«'Daniel, =^°Cor- 
nelius, "'"Lena, '"Mary, "'"Lavina, "''"Margaret, '"'Abigal, and 

"''Hester, b. 171 5 ; m. ""Peter Banta. 

"*'' Elizabeth (De Vouw), b. 1717; m. -""Isaac Varian in 
1732; had cliildren, '"'Joseph, b. 1733; '""J^rnes, b. 1734; 
'"'Richard, b. 1736; '"'Michael, b. 1738; and '"Isaac, b. 1740. 

"^"Daniel de Vouiv was born in 1720 at Morrisania ; mar- 
ried '"'Allye (or Letty) Martling in 1739, at the Old Church 
at "Sleepy Hollow," Tarrytown, where his name is found 
recorded as above. He began housekeeping at Morrisania, 
where an unfortunate occurrence took place, which was 
thus noticed in the press : 

"On Sunday, the 3d inst. (April, 1743), during the time 
of divine service, the dwelling house of ""''Daniel Devon, Jr., 
near Morrisania, was burnt down with all the furniture 
therein. The people were all gone out, and the fire was not 
discovered till the whole house was in Flames. 'Twas sup- 
posed to have been occasioned by a brand's end tumbling 
out of the fire-place on the floor." 

''"Daniel was a weaver by trade and also gave a portion 
of his time to farming, having inherited from his father one- 
half of the " Bickley Farm " ; with these resources the waters 
of the Harlem River, which almost surrounded his land, 
also furnished not only his own family but many others in 
the neighborhood with fine sea-fish, oysters, clams, as well 
as several kinds of wild-fowl in abundance. 

In a running account of eight years (from 1739 to 1747) 
between his brother-in-law, '"'Abraham Martling, Jr., who 


was by trade a blacksmith, and himself (or rather it is found 
written "''''Daniel Dye Vou, Jr., weaver), for weaving wool, 
coarse linen, some 447 ells, amounted to £\\ 3^-. 6d. 

""Daniel was the father of ten children, as appears from 
the pag-e of an old family Bible, in the following order : 
'"'Rachel, '•'^Daniel, ^-'^^braham, '""Letty, ""'John, '"^Margaret, 
""'Hester, '""Peter, '^"="Lena, and ""''Isaac ^"-"Daniel died in 
1777, but in consequence of the Revolution the will was not 
recorded until 1781, leaving an income to his wife. His 
part of the Bickley farm he divided between his sons 
""^Peter and """Isaac, and the land which he had purchased 
from Lewis Morris he orders to be sold for the benefit of 
his five daughters then living. ""'Hester had died, as well 
as his sons '"^Daniel and '"'■'Abraham, previous to the making 
of his will. While Daniel's father was living and his son 
Daniel had become old enough to entitle him to vote, the 
records appear when recording their votes in 1770-2 and 
'73 ; the father is marked Senior, his son Junior, and the 
grandson tJie Third ; after the father's death the son became 
Senior and the grandson Junior. The first child born was — 

""''Raehel, b. 1740; m. '"'"Benjamin Archer, at Morrisania, 
who was a large owner of land of the Manor of Fordham. 
Had children, """" William, '""Samuel, '""'Catharine, and 

'''^^'' Catherine, b. 1763 ; m. '"^'Charles Valentine. 

''''Raehel, b. 1765 ; m. ''^^'Richard Archer. 

'^'^'''BenjaDiin Archer is found in the ranks of the West 
Farms and Fordham C(jmpany in 1775 with his brothers-in- 
law and others. 

'"^Daniel, Jr., the first son of ""Daniel, was born in 1742 ; 
married '""Margaret Quackenbos, by whom he had at least 
two children, ""'Abram and """Daniel. These are noticed in 
their grandfather's will in 1777, which says: '' To ""'Adram 
De Voo, the eldest son of my eldest son, """Daniel, Jun^, de- 
ceased, £Sy ^"'^l to '"'Danie/, an(jther son of his son, ;^io at 
the age of 21 years." 

■'"'Daniel, Jr., must have died just previous to his father's 


death, as we find him at the beginning of the Revolution 
with his brothers John and Peter, and other patriotic young 
men belonging to the Manor of Foi'dham and West Farms, 
who petition to the Continental Congress asking for the 
privilege to have a separate company and to elect their 
officei's from those who lived in this beat. The records 
show that on the 21st of October, 1775, Daniel De Voe, Jr., 
was elected Second-Lieutenant in the West Farms and Ford- 
ham Company, and both brothers ""'John and ""'Peter were 
also found in its ranks. Daniel, Jr., was commissioned on 
the 31st of October, 1775, and was either killed or died soon 
after. His sons, "'''Ahrain, b. about 1765, and ''''^Daniel, b. 
1770, no account of. 

"''"Abraham, b. 1744; m. '""Rebecca Archer. Moved to 
New York about 1768, and working as a carpenter in Green- 
wich Street in 1789; died 1816. Had son named ""'■'Abra- 
ham, b. about 1767 ; died aged 44 years. 

^""Letty, b. about 1746; m, '"*'Abel Buel in 1771 ; had 
several children. 

^"^Jolui was born in 1748 ; married, ist, '"""Mary Buel 
about 1771, when he uKJved to the city of New York and 
entered into business, but on the commencement of the 
Revolution he moved away. His father died in 1777, when 
his brothers ""'Peter and """Isaac paid him ^100 in lieu of 
landed property and according to the will of their father. 
By this (first) wife he had one son named "'"Charles and one 
or two daughters, after which or during the War the wife 
died. At the cUjse of the War ""'John again returned to the 
city and engaged in business, and married his second wife, 
'""Eunice Blake, in 1786 or 7, by whom he had ""Samuel, 
""John B., ""Margaret, ""Maria, and another daughter who 
married '""'John Williams. 

^^^ Charles was b(jrn in 1775, and when old enough he was 
placed at the cooper's trade. In 1788 he appeared in the 
Great Federal Procession in New York City, being selected 
one of the " 13 apprentices of 13 years old'' which was intend- 
ed U) represent the thirteen States. Ten years after he was 


found married to '"^"^Elizabetb Storms and in business f(.ir 
himself, and at which time he advertises a run-away ap- 
prentice. In 1805 his residence was at No. 112 Lombard}' 
Street and his workshop quite near the shi[j-yards near 
Cherry Street, where in 1808 he offers " One hundred dollars 
reward. Wilful Fire. — The C(Joper shop belonging to* "'"Mr. 
Charles Devoe, in Cherry Street, was wilfidly set on Fire by 
some incendiary ; shingles dipt in tar were placed under 
the ground floor, through which, although the flames had 
already communicated and making rapid progress towards 
the roof, yet b}" the timely exertions of a few citizens in the 
neighborhood a calamity was providentially averted which 
would have produced great destruction. The above re- 
ward of 100 dollars will be paid for such information as will 
lead to the conviction of the cjffender by — diaries Devoe'' 

The Common Council of the city also oft'ered a reward 
of $200 for the same purpose, on which they reported in the 
same month without success. 

In 1 8 14 "'"Charles Devoe is found among exempt firemen, 
wh(j organized a company in the 7th Ward to perform mili- 
tary duty, called " Union Volunteers." 

He had previously owned some property in Lispenard 
Street, which he and his wife Elizabeth conve}' in 1809 ^^ 
"^"'Jacob Halsey. His wife died soon after, as she does not 
sign a transfer of his Fordham property in 181 5, and he 
soon after followed her, as his death took place on the 7th 
of January, 1820, at his residence, corner Pike and Lom- 
bardy Streets, in the 49th 3^ear of his age. 

^"Sa7niiel was born, says the '""'Rev. Dr. Gregory, " in 
the city of New York, the 12th of May, 1789, where he spent 
his childhood and youth up to the age of 14 vears, when he 
left tlie city, and in 1803 " ^^c entered the land office of 
""Gorham & Phelps at Canandaigua, and there probably 
pursued the stud}^ of law. In his studies he had often met 
his surname spelled many different ways in other branches of 
the famil}', which led him to adoj^t the original manner; but 
instead of using the small d in the name, he ever afterwards 


wrote it Dc Vcaux, as did also tlie branch who settled in 
South Carolina and a brother in New Orleans. 

Samuel De Veaux was in 1807 appointed Commissary at 
Fort Niagara. " In 1813, during an armistice in the War 
which was then raging, he was married to '''''"Maria Wood- 
ruff, a Canadian lady, and went to Le Roy, where he re- 
mained two years. His wife dying in 181 5, he returned to 
Youngstown, and two years later (in 18 17) was united in 
marriage to ■"'"Mrs. Sarah McColloch (sister to his former 
wife), and came to reside at Niagara Falls. Here he en- 
gaged in trade, and by the rise in value of real estate and 
by God's blessing on his business that property was accu- 
mulated which enabled him to found " De Veaux College." 

In 1823 he was appointed a Justice at Niagara Falls, 
which position he held several years, and in the meantime 
he writes a note to '"'"Lynde Catlin, Esq., Chairman of a 
Committee at New York City for the relief of -the suffering 
Greeks, dated " Niagara Falls, N. Y., Feb^ 9, 1827. — I en- 
close Twenty dollars for the suffering Greeks: you will 
please dispose of it in such manner as you may consider 
will be most benefit to them." — " He was confirmed in the 
covenant of his Baptism, together with his wife, in Trinity 
Church, New Y^ork City, by '"''Bishop Hobart, in the year 
1829. He was the first Churchman at Niagara Falls. The 
first Sunday-School there was organized by him. He was 
the founder and the First Warden of the parish of St. Peter's 
Church in that Village." 

The records Ihow that in 1830 '"Samuel De Veaux was 
elected a member of the Assembly from Niagara County, 
and in 1836 he purchased three acres of salt meadow at 
Kingsbridge from '^°" Aaron Warner — perhaps for some poor 
relation living in the neighborhood. 

We now turn to a vei-y interesting work, which he pub- 
lished in 1839, entitled: "The Falls of Niagara; or, Tour- 
ist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature," "■• with "Jaunts to 
the Falls, Islands, Whirlpool, &c.," embellished with a map 

* A copy now in possession of the aiillior. 


and engravings ; a very descriptive and reliable work, much 
sought after then. 

Mr. De Veaux's speculations in property, especially at 
the Falls, became ver}^ valuable ; this, with his extensive 
business there, made him a wealthy man. The press (Au- 
gust 4, 1852) says : " '"Judge De Veaux, of Niagara County, 
and the richest man in that section, died at the Falls of 
Cholera Morbus yesterday. He was 63 years of age. 

"According to the provisions of his will he bequeathed 
for the erection of a large college edifice personal pi-operty 
to the amount of $154,432 and real estate valued at $36,213, 
besides 330 acres of inalienable land. The building was 
erected in 1855-6. It is built of stone, has two stories and 
an attic above the ground story, and a front of 100 feet with 
a depth of 54 feet. The members of the school are supplied 
by the institution with food, clothing, and books. The 
President of the College must always be a clergyman of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church, and the Institute itself 
under the control of the Diocese of Western New York. 
Members of the school are appointed by the Board of Trus- 
tees, the children of parents belonging to the Protestant 
Episcopal Church having the preference. When once re- 
ceived the children are under the sole charge ot the Trus- 
tees until they attain their majority." 

The building was finished and formally opened for the 
reception of pupils on the 20th of May, 1857, under the 
name of " De Veaux College." ""Bishop De Lancey in an 
address said : " The founder of this Instifution is the late 
'"Samuel De Veaux, who, having acquired great wealth in 
mercantile business at Niagara Falls, has erected a lasting 
monument of Christian benevolence, &c." 

Having no children, by his will he directs his executors to 
pay the widow (Charlotte) of hisnephew/^William De Veaux, 
deceased, the sum of 500 dollars. To his niece ""'Susan D. 
Flagg, of New Orleans, the sum of 500 dollars for 20 years. 
To his niece, ''""Maria D. C. Haynes, who married '""'Daniel 
C. Haynes, 10 shares of Niagara Falls International Bridge ; 


also a lot ot land in the town ot Niagara of 40 tect front b}' 
100 deep. And to liis nephew, "'"'"Samuel D. Williams, a lot 
ot land in the town of Niagara ; the wife and children not 
to be disturbed in the occupatujn of the premises, and to 
pay the said Williams 1,000 dollars. 

He also directs the school or college building to be built 
on lots Xo. 33 and 34 of the '' Mile Reserve" in the town, 
with the tarm and domain, also the Mount Eagle pro{)erty. 
" It is my desire that the sum of 25 cents shall be continued 
to be collected from all persons who first visit the Whirl- 
pool grounds for amusement or curiosity, and that the same 
be used for the benefit of said institution." 

^'"^yohn B. was born in 1791, in New York; his surname 
after he became of age was found printed Davouce. He 
married ^""Rebecca Cills, a widow having a daughter 
named '"''Ann Maria, who died in 1835, aged 25 years. 
John B. died in 18 14, and his wife in 1863, aged 72 years.' 

^""Margaret, b. 1752; m. '""Abraham Archer; had chil- 

'^"^Hester, b. 1754: m. ■"""William Whare ; she had one son 
and died. 

^"*Peier, b. 1756 ; married when quite young to "'""'Sarah 
Ryer, about the opening of the Revolution, in which he and 
his brothers entered into the ranks of a company organized 
in the township of Westchester, who were directed by the 
Provincial Congress to choose company officers from per- 
sons they had selected. 

The companx', numbering above seventy, who were the 
inhabitants of the Manor of Fordham and West Farms, pe- 
tition to the Congress iov the privilege of choosing their 
officers among themselves, which was allowed, and they 
elected among others their brother Daniel. Peter per- 
formed his dutv and was dischai^ged, but afterwards served* 
in the New York Volunteers. Before his second enlist- 
ment he concluded to dispose of his share of land (part of 
the Bickley farm), which he inherited by his father's will, to 
""'Capt. Martin McEvo}' in 1780. " The said propert}' be- 


ing devised to said Peter and his brother Isaac share and 
share alike." And at that period the British troops were 
in possession of it, so it was sold for a song. 

After the close of the War '"Peter moved to New York 
City, where he became employed as a corporation cartman 
in 1784, which he continued several years ; but losing his 
wife by death, and his children having left home, he went to 
reside at New Rochelle, where we find him an invalid in 
1817, and no doubt he died soon after. Among his children 
are found ""Peter and '"Richard. 

^'^ Peter, b. 1782 ; when he had become old enough to be 
accepted as a soldier in the U. S. Army he enlisted in 
'""Capt. Barron's Company of Artillerists at the Navy-Yard 
in 1802 ; but the records show that he afterwards deserted 
and went South, after which nothing was heard of him. 

^'^Richard, b. 1791 ; grew up to be a stout boy with 
thoughts of a sailor's life, and he would go to sea, where in 
the month of August, 1806, he had a narrow escape from 
death after being shipwrecked. The press thus notices the 
" Account of the miraculous preservation of the life of a 
sailor lad named Richard Devoe, who was on board of the 
schooner Mary, ''""Seth Wadsworth, master, lost on her pas- 
sage from Curraco to New York. 

" When Devoe was taken up at sea he had been 44 hours 
on the boob3^-hatch, during which time he not only dis- 
covered great fortitude, but singular presence of mind. 
Others who may be placed in a similar situation may be 
benefitted by perusing his narrative. 

" It appears from Devoe's protest that on Saturday, the 
23d of August, they experienced a tremendous gale which 
continued all night. On Sunday morning it was calm for 
about two hours, when they made more sail ; but the gale 
•coming on again they took in all except the foresail, under 
which they lay to, when she soon upset. After laying in 
the water in this sitviation a quarter of an hour the}^ cut 
away the lanyards, in hopes the vessel would right ; but 
she unfortunately foundered while the captain was at the 


helm, and every soul exce})t the said Devoe and a man 
named William met with a watery grave. Just before the 
vessel went down Devoe cut away the gripes of the long- 
boat, but in attempting to get into her she upset. He then, 
as the last resort, swam to the booby-hatch, which he caught 
hold of. The above-named William got hold of the hatch 
at the same time, but the sea upsetting it he was obliged to 
let go his hold and was lost. Devoe continued by the hatch 
all that night holding by the clamp, when the gale abated. 
On Monday it was calm, and, as Providence, no doubt, had 
ordered it, a crab floated on the hatch, which he ate alive! 
Fatigued, cold, and almost exhausted, in this perilous situ- 
ation he lay down on the hatch and slept I Having awoke, 
and being considerably refreshed, he saw two schooners at 
a short distance standing, as he supposed, a S.E. course. 
He waved his hat and handkerchief, but was not observed 
by them. Early on Tuesday morning he saw a ship close 
by him, which he hailed ; but they did not hear him, the cur- 
rent sweeping him from her. The wind, however, became 
more favorable, which brought the ship so near him that he 
was discovered, wdien the boat was immediately lowered 
down and took him on board. She proved to be the Rose, 
"'°Capt. Gardner, from Philadelphia bound to Cork, bearing 
away for New York in distress, where she arrived on the 
30th ult. 

" While Devoe was on the hatch his situation was ren- 
dered more terrible by observing the sharks devouring the 
bodies of his deceased comrades."* 

Early in life he married '"'Eliza Holmes, and left the 
City of New York. 

^''^ Isaac, the youngest son of Daniel, was born in 1761 ; 
married quite young to '''"Philena Hunt. After his father's 
death he remained on his portion of the Bickley farm, which* 
he had inherited by the will of his father, until the year 
1787. He having previously learned the trade of a carpen- 
ter, concluded to make a sale of his farm to his uncle, John 

* Evening Post ^ September 6, iSo6. 


Devoe. In the agreement " Isaac Devon promises a War- 
rantee deed of conveyance in fee simple the farm and plan- 
tation in the manner of Fordom, commonly called and 
known by the name of 'Devon patten d pint,'' containing- Fifty 
acor mor or less, and to deliver on or before the first of 
May next the Farm, &c., unto John Devon; and the said 
John Devon shall and will, on the first of May next (i/cS/), 
pa}' the said Isaac Devon three hundred and twent}' pounds, 
current money. (signed) Isaac de Voe. 


''John X Devon. 


" In pressons ot ""Isaac Horton, "'''Solomon Poole," 

Isaac is found in New York in 1803 working as a ship- 
wright, where he remained until the War of 18 12, when he 
joined the New York Militia and served his term. Several 
years after he received a patent for land in Saratoga Count}', 
New York, where he moved, and is supposed to have died 
about 1835. 

''^"Cornelius was born 1722 at Fordham, and while visiting 
his relatives at New Rochelle became acquainted with 
""Hester Day, whom he married in 1748. His marriage 
was at that period noticed in the records of the Dutch 
Church, " Sleepy Hollow," near Tarry town, N. Y, After 
a few years he was found residing at New Rochelle, near his 
Uncle Abel, with prospects of increased business in his ti-adc 
as a weaver. He was here but a few years when he was 
chosen one of the Overseers of the Highway, which took 
place in 1753, and again to the same office in 1758, Having 
inherited some property in Morrisania, and wishing to occu- 
py it, he returned to that place and became engaged both 
in farming and weaving, where it is supposed he remained 
until the Revolution had commenced. 

This alarming state of affairs induced him to dispose of 
his property to his brother, John Devoe, who on the 8th of 
December, 1776, gave him " the sum of Thirty eight pounds, 
fifteen shillings, in full of all demands," when he signed 

DANlKr,. 95 

^^"Cornclins Devoo. He left that. j)art of the country and 
brought up in Rockland County, New \'ork, where we tind 
advertised : " Stra3'ed or stolen from the subscriber at the 
camp in Smith's Clove, from the pasture of ■"'"Arr. Cornelius 
Devoe's, on Saturday uig-ht, the 19th (of June, 1779) idt., a 
Black mare — Forty dollars reward, b}' ^^"John Gray, 
Booneton, Morris Co., N. J." 

At the close of the War he is found in the city of New 
York,, keeping a store in Warren Street, and in 1794 resided 
in Dutch Street. Supposed to have died soon after. 

'"^^Lena^h. 1724: m. "'"'Isaac Odell in 1749; had several 
children ; one named '"""Isaac Odell, Jr., became a ver}- etifi- 
cient guide to ^"'General Washington during the Revolu- 
tion, and was honorably noticed in history. 

'"^""Mary, b. 1726; m. '"'Oblinus Hendricks in 1753. 

'■"^"Abigal, b 173 1 ; m. ''"'Henry Odell in 1759. 

'""^"JoJin^ b. 1733 at Morrisania, or town of Westchester, 
where he resided with his parents, principally engaged in 
raising products for the New York markets, which were 
conveyed in small sailing vessels and row-boats to the city. 

In the year 1754 he married "''Maria Debevoice, by 
whom he had ""Margaret, "'^Elizabeth, ^'"Sarah, '"'"Charles, 
"■Anna, "'Frederick, ''"Effy, and "''John. 

^^''John, Sen., was early found engaged in the general elec- 
tions several years before the Revolution, as shown by the 
records, but after the War had commenced he remained 
very quiet except so far as to dispose of his products to the 
best advantage, especially after the British troops became 
the occupants of the fortifications in the neighborhood of 
Kingsbridge. Among his receipts appears one dated 

" Kingsbridge, 4*'' Sept., 1777. 
" Received from ''°M^ John Devon Ten hundred weight 
of Straw for one hundred Soldiers' Tents, belonging to his 
Majestie's 35'^ Reg*, of Foot. 

" ''''"-Sam'. Fitzgerald, Q^ M. 35*^ Reg*." 

As late as Ma}^ 1783, appears an account " For timber 


cut for Fort on Laurel Hill, ^320 10^., and also a receipt from 
''■"General Tryon for wood cut by '""Capt. Eagles, ;^25, and 
paid to '"^''Jolin Devon. 

In 1787, in the purchase of land held by his nephew, 
"""Isaac Devoe, he added to his farm the point of land then 
called ^'' Devon pattend pint,"' noticed before. This portion, 
however, he held but a short period, as he, by sale, con- 
veyed it to his son-in-law, Martin McEvoy, who afterwards 
became delinquent in the payments, when his father-in-law 
was obliged to have the property deeded back to him in 
1795, at which time it was noticed as " Devoe's Neck." 

'"'"'John Devoe died in 1809, and in his will he divides his 
landed property into three equal parts between his three 
sons, "-"Charles, ""Frederick, and '"John, and to his daugh- 
ters he gives other property and certain sums of money. 
He was a just and an honest man, respected by all who 
knew him. 

"'''Margaret was born in 1755 ; married '""Capt. Martin 
McEvoy, a British officer, in 1778, and who at that period lay 
encamped in the neighborhood of her father's house. His 
fine figure, attractive appearance, and fiow of language was 
too much for the fine-looking but unsophisticated country 
maiden, when her heart and hand felleasily into his posses- 
sion, and after the War had ended he remained and took 
up his residence at Morrisania, where he purchased several 
pieces of property ; but his style of living was rather beyond 
his means, and he never was very prosperous. They had 
children, ''^^ohn, ''^"Charles, ''^^Harriet, '""Maria, '''^"Eliza- 
beth, '""Sarah, ""Martin, Jr., and '"^Ann D. 

''''jfohn, b. 1780; m. ""Margaret Burns; left children. 

""■'■'' Charles, b. 1782 ; early became a seafaring man and 
master of a vessel. He married in England ; had several 

^^""^ Harriet, b. 1788 ; m. '"'William Conover ; lived at 
West Farms, and had several children. 

^^^^Maria, b. 1790; m. ""Stephen Ward; had several 

[DANIEL. 97 

^""■^ Elisabeth, b. 1792 ; in. ist, '•""John Morrison, who died, 
and 2d, m. ''''Mathias Johnson ; had several children. 

^'""Sara/i, b. 1795 ; m. '''"James Simonson ; had several 
children, some of which reside in West Farms. 

^^''^ Martin, b. 1798 ; m. ''"'Mary McKone ; had children. 

''''''''Ann D., b. 1800; m. '""Stephen Kelly (both now living-, 
1879) ! had bnt one son left, the '■'"Hon. Richard Kell}', now 
President of the 5th National Bank, cor. 23d Street and 3d 

""E/iaabcth, b. 1760; m. ■'•'"Nicholas Berrian ; left chil- 

'''Sarah, b. 1762 ; m. '"'John Weeks ; left several chil- 

''"-''Charles, the oldest son, was born in 1765 ; married 
""Mary Weeks in 1798; had children, "'-'"Charles, '''"'"Maria, 
""'Phebe, '"Andrew Anderson, "'-'"Elizabeth, "'"Smith Weeks, 
'"'Hannah, and "'"Helena. Charles, Sen., died in 1838, and 
by his will he divides his farm in three parts for his three 
sons, and gives his daughters certain sums of money. His 
wife received an income sufficient during her life, besides 
furniture, etc. He was living in the citv of New York when 
he died, leaving his son "■"Charles, Jr., sole executor. 

''-'Charles, Jr., was born 1799, and in due time was mar- 
ried to ''''Charity Eliza Valentine, daughter of '""''Dennis 
Valentine, Sen., of Fordham. Afterwards he moved to the 
cit}^ where he entered into business, and in 1844 was elected 
Alderman of the 17th Ward, in which position he gave 
general satisfaction, being upright, honest, and faithful in 
the discharge of his duties. At an early period he became 
attached to the Middle Dutch Church, corner Lafavette 
Place and Fourth Street, where he held the office of First 
Deacon and afterwards Elder, in which position he remained 
until his removal West on a farm at a place called Parma, 
in Michigan. In the Church there he was for twenty years 
Superintendent of their Sunday-school and acted in several 
other official capacities. 

At the time of his death he was a teacher of the Bible- 


class in the Presbj^terian Church in this place, and a singer 
in the choir even the Sunday before his death, which oc- 
curred on the 2d of October, 1875. His wife died in 1878, 
leaving two children. 

''''''William, b. 1829 ; m. ist, ''"Harriet Strong in 1852 ; had 
children, '''"^Mary C, b. 1853 ; "^'Lilian,*b. 1856; "'"Jennie, b. 
1858 ; and ""Caroline, b. 1861. His wife died in 1876. The 
second wife, ""Theda Diament, he married in 1878, and now 
resides at Highland, Kansas, in the business of drygs and 
medicines. The author is much indebted to him for in- 
formation and the contents of some interesting old family 

'''Maria, b. 1832 ; m. "^Teter Stubbs ; both have died, 
leaving son, ""Charles. 

'"'■''Maria, b. 1801 ; m. "'"Frederick Ryer : she died in 
1874 in West Farms ; left children. 

''"-''Pkebe, b. 1803; m. '"'Joh» Poole; she died in 1876, 
leaving several children. 

''^'^ Andrew A., b. 1806; m. "'•'Susan Ryer in 1829; had 
"'^Caroline, "'^Cornelia, "%\lary, ""Charles, ""Helen L., and 
""William F. The wife died in 1871. 

"'"^ Caroline, b. 1830; m. "''William N. Lindmark. 

'''Cornelia, b. 1832 ; m. '"^William T. Peck. 

'"'"Mary, b. 1835 ; m. "^'William F. Truelson. 

^"^ Charles, 'b. 1840; m, '""Elizabeth Millington. 

''^Helen L., b. 1846; m. ""Fernando Dor. 

'''William F., b. 1849 ; m. "''Rillie W. Ebbets in 1879. 

'^'Elisabeth, b. 1808; m. '""John Hopper in N. Y. City; 
she died in 1850; left children. 

''" Smith H^., b. 1812 ; m. ist, """Abbey Terry ; had "^'Han- 
nah Maria and "'Charles Smith, b. 1838 ; single. 

'''Hannah M.,h. 1836; m. ""'Washington Grey De Lan- 
ce}', who took his name from the fact that he was born at 
the time of a visit from the " Washington Gre}^ Troop " 
from New York, who were at his father's house (near West 
Farms) on an excursion. The Company left him several 
mementoes, which he still holds as heirlooms from this 


grand old Company of citizen soldiers. The wife ot Smith 
W. died in 1842 ; he married second wife, '""Margaret King, 
in 1843, by whom he had "'"Smith Anderson, '"'Andrew, 
'"'Mar}-, ""'Frederick R3'er, '"""Edwin (b. 1856), and ""Emma 
Adele. The father's 2d wife died in 1878 ; the 3d wife he 
married in 1880, named ""'Caroline M. Simonson. He now 
resides at West Farms, N. Y. 

'''"Sjuit/i A., b. 1844; m. '"'Jane McCleod ; had ""'Hardy 
B. and "'Arthur Harkness. 

''''Andrezv, b. 1849; '^i- ''"'Harriet A. Thompson in 1874; 
had ""Hampton, b. 1878, and "''Ethele Margarite, b. 1880. 

'"^Mary, b. 185 i ; m. ''""John B. Burton in 1882. 

''"Frederick R , b. 1854; m. ''"Tda M. Lindmark in 1882 ; 
had '""Caroline Adele, b. 1883. 

'"Emma A., b. 1858;. m. ''""D. Adrian McCleod; had 
""^^Barclay, b. 1882. 

'''^HannaJi, b. 1814; died unmarried in 1836; buried in 
Berrian's " Old Grave Yard," Fordham. 

"'''Htkna, b. 18 18; m. ''"'Remy Lorreaux. Resided in 
city of N. Y., where he died in 1870. His widow resided 
in Milford, Penn., in 1879. 

""'Anna, b. 1767; m. '"'J'^ccjb Berrian ; had children. 

''"Frederick, b. 1769; m. "''Deborah Weeks; had chil- 
dren, ""'George, "'"Frederick Mortimer, '"'Robert, ""'John, 
""'Zeno W., ""'Nancy, and ""'Angelina (b. 1814; unmarried). 
The portion of the farm at " De Yoe's Point " which he in- 
herited from his father was the lower part, which afterwards 
connected New York Island by the Dam and Bridge of 
McComb's. Before that structure was erected the neigh- 
boring farmers were obliged to go up to Kingsbridge or 
a roundabout way to reach the toll-bridge at Harlem. This 
led the brothers "''Frederick and "'"Charles De Voe to pre- 
sent a letter to the Common Council, in the month of July, 
1812, addressed to '""Aid''. Nicholas Fish, in which they 
stated they intended to make application to the Legislature 
" for permission to erect a Free Bridge from De Voe's Point, 
in the Town of Westchester, to Bussing's Point, on the 


New York side, thereby shorten the distance one mile at 
least than by the Kingsbridge route." This brought forth 
a great deal of opposition by several parties who wished to 
have a toll-bridge, and finally in 1814 Frederick and his 
wife disposed of a part of the "Point" to '"""Robert Mc- 
Coinb, which included the small island of rock at the ex- 
treme end of De Voe's Point in the Harlem River. The 
dam and bridge was finished by McComb in December, 
1815. """Frederick De Voe died in 1830, but just before his 
death he sold the remaining portion of the " Point " to 
^'^^Charles De Seding. 

""'George, b. 1801 ; m. '"'Phoebe Conklin ; had children, 
""George Nicholas and ""Frederick Mortimer, 

'"'George A^., b. 1831 ; m. '''"Mary Maryott ; had """George 
N., Jr. Died in 1858. 

"""Frederick M., b. 1833 ; died single in 1861. 

"'^Frederick M., b. 1803; "i- '"'Charity Van Nostrand ; 
afterwards moved South. 

""^Robert, b. 1805 ; died about 1828. 

"""John, b. 1807 ; died quite young. 

""^Zeno W., b. 1809; m. ""Hannah Francisco (b. 1816) in 
1833 ; had children, "'"Zeno W., Jr. (1834), ""'Susan (1836), 
""Frederick M. (1838), "'"Rachel (1841), and ""Anna (b. 1845 ; 
unmarried ; died in 1883). 

'"'Zeno W., b. 1834; m. '""Gertrude Morrell in 1867 ; had 

""^Susan, b. 1836; m. """John Telfair, who volunteered in 
the War of the Rebellion in the 9th New Jersey Regiment; 
served out his time ; had children. 

""^Frederick M., b. 1838 ; m. "''Mary Dodd ; he also volun- 
teered in the same regiment ; had children, "'"Maud, ""Robert, 
and ""Frederick. 

"'"'Rachel, b. 1841 ; m. "'"John Maxwell ; he was also a vol- 
unteer in the Rebellion and served in the 9th Regiment of 

""'Nancy, b. 1812 ; m. ""Albert S. Norton ; had children, 
""Frank, b. 1837J ""Albert S., Jr., b. 1839 I '""John, b. 1841 ; 


and '""Zeno M., b. 1843, all of which were in the War of 
the Rebellion— cavalry, infantry, etc. 

'''''' Albert S., b. 1839; m- '"''Sarah Hamilton. 

''"'y'o/in, b. 1841 ; m. ^"^^Bridget Gertland. 

''''Zeno M., b. 1843 ; m- '"'"Lucy Knedell. 

"'''Effy (or Euphemia), b. 1775 ; m. "'"Townsend Poole ; 
had children, '""Solomon, "'■'^Townsend, Jr., '""John, and 
'■'""Elizabeth. Resided near the High Bridge. 

'^''"Soloinon, b. 1795 ; m. '"""Deborah Corsa ; had sevei'al 

'^'^'^^ Toivnsend^ b. 1797 ; m. '""Deborah Cromwell ; had seve- 
ral children. 

''"■"John, b. 1799; ™- ""Phebe De Voe, daughter of 
"^"Charles ; had several children. 

^^''^ Elizabeth, b. 1803 ; m. '""'Jeremiah Cromwell. 

'^'John, b. 1778; m. '^""Sarah Weeks; had children, 
"'Mary, "'"Elizabeth, ""James W., "'"William Henry, and 
Sarah Ann. ""'John died in 1864. 

''''Mary, b. 1805 ; m. '""Andrew Woolf; had "'"John, 
'^"'Anthony, '^"^Sarah, '^"Thebe, """William H., and '^"'Andrew 
E. They reside in Delavan, Tazewell Co., HI. 

'''Elisabeth, b. 1807 ; m. """Solomon Corsa; had ""'Robert, 
"'"Elizabeth, ""Martha, "'^Matilda, ""Emma, ""Harriet, 
"'^'John D., and "'"Walton J. 

'''James IV., b. 1809; m. ""Harriet Lefever ; no children. 
Resides at Pelhamville. 

"'IVilliam H., b. 181 1 ; m. "'^Elizabeth Corsa; had but 
one child to grow up. 

""John H., b. 1840; m. "'"Emma Corsa in 1866; had 
""Chaunce}', b. 1874. Resides on Claremont Avenue, High 
Bridge, N. Y. 

"''Sarah A., b. 1814; m. "'"John A. Woolf, who after- 
wards became a Mormon and moved to Hyde Park, Cache 
Co., U. T.: had children, '^^'Absalone, b. 1832 ; '"'Sarah A., 
b. 1834; '"'James, b. 1836; '"^Hannah E., b. 1838; '"Tsaac, 
b. 1841 ; and '""John D., b. 1843. 



*'" yj BEL was born about the year 1688 at Morrisania, 

^^^ where he grew up and became a practical farmer 

by assisting to cultivate the many acres which his father 

had become possessed of both by purchase and by his wife. 

Here Abel worked several years after becoming of age. 
but about the year 1717 he became engaged to and married 
^^"Magdalena Hunt. The next year (1718) his father pur- 
chased some 200 acres of land in New Rochelle from his 
daughter '"Leah, who had become a widow by the death of 
her husband Peter Gendron, and an additional farm of 100 
acres was purchased there the next year by his father, on 
which his son removed and became. a prominent citizen of 
that place. 

At an election for town officers in 1723 he was chosen 
Collector, and his name appears written in the records 
^^^Abel Devereux. The next year residing next to his bro- 
ther-in-law, '^"'"Andrew Naudain, both of which granted a 
piece of land to "'"^Anthony Lispenard for the extension of 
the latter's mill-pond. 

In 1728, Abel's father being quite aged and living at 
New Rochelle with his daughter, '"'Susannah Naudain, with 
plenty of this world's goods, he appears to have retired 
from an active life. For some cause he was induced to dis- 
pose of the farm of 200 acres to his son Abel, and after the 
deed was recorded he changed his mind, and on the same 
day it was reconveyed back to his father, and he then signs 
the conveyance ^'""Abel daiix. Abel continued to cultivate 
the land and to pay the taxes until after his father's death, 
when the following tax receipt was brought forth to be set- 
tled by the executors : 

" March y^ 27^'', 1744. — Received of y® Executors of y^ 

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Easteat of '"'Ffrcadrick Dcvofe, Decea'', Eleven Shillings, it 
Being for two several Taxes p'' the Colect'" for my flather's 
land at New Rochel. Witness my hand, 

''■'''Abclde Vaux-r 

The records show ih:i{. Abel Driuiux in 1738 was chosen 
Overseer of the nighwa}^ and in the years 1747-48 and '49 
he was one of the Assessors with "''Peter Bertine. In the 
meantime his fatlier died (1742), bequeathing to Abel the 
farm of 100 acres, after paying certain moneys to his brother 
Joseph and to his grandson, John Devoose, who was Abel's 
second son. 

Abel died in 1774, and in his will he bequeaths his pro- 
perty to his children, but his slaves are divided : To his son, 
^'^i\bel, Jr., " one negro wench Kate "; to """Frederick he 
leaves Harry ; to "^Andrew the boy Isaac ; and to his 
daughter, Magdalena, the wench Jane. In the old family 
Bible (printed in French), by '^^'^''Jean Dioeiati, Imprimier 
Aggrieve, 16/^4, his children's births are thus recorded and 
witnessed by persons present : 

''"^''Abel Deveaux, 15 Nov., 17 19; present, '*''Daniel Gau- 
tier & '""Judith Barret. 

''"''^Jean (John) Devaux, 11 March, 172 1 ; present, ""Jo- 
hannes Barret & '""Susan Naudain, 

'''"'* A7idre Devaiix^ 26 Novemb., 1723 ; present, Abel and 
""Magdalena Deveaux. 

''^^' Frederick Devaux, 29th July, 1726; ""Daniel Champa- 

^'''''''Magdalene, 17 wSeptember, 1728; '"'"Daniel Gautier & 
""Magdalene Deveax. 

'■'^^'' Ester Devaux, 22d Ocf, 1731 ; present, '"Tsaac Das- 
set & "''Ester Das." 

They were all baptized by '""INP. Moulinars (French Min- 
ister) at the time of their birth. 

"''Abel, Jr., b. 1719; m. ""Mary (or Maria) Soulice in 
1740. He afterwards became possessed of land left by his 
father, which was much increased by him. In 1755 he was 


chosen one of the Assessors, and continued several years, 
and in 1764. he was elected a Constable, but refused to serve, 
and was obliged to pa}^ a fine for so refusing. In 1767 he 
was chosen one of the Overseers of the " Upper Quarter 
Highway," whei-e he served for two 3'ears ; he then re- 
sided in that part of the town, his farm laying some two or 
three miles on the easterly side of the North Road lead- 
ing to White Plains, taking in the highest elevation in that 

He died about one year after his father's death, as we find 
recorded in 1775 the will of ''"'Abcll Deove, in which he be- 
queaths " to my wife, ''"'Mary Devove,'' all proceeds from his 
estate ; " unto my son "'''Beiijajiiiu Devove 60 acres of my 
land in the front joining the road "; " the remaining of my 
Land joining my brother, Frederick Devove' s, 1 order to be 
sold at my wife's decease or marriage day "; " unto my son 
"^"^ Daniel Devove the just and full sum of five pounds, &c., and 
my long gun." " To my Grandchild, '"'Tamar Barker, i^20 "; 
other property to be equally divided between my children 
'''Daniel Devove, '''Abel Devove, Jr., my daughter "^Mary 
Landrine, my daughter "^^Ester Devolve, and unto m}^ daugh- 
ter "''^Susannah Devove ; and if either of mv daughters should 
marry my wife may give them household goods, &c." He 
directs his body, after death, to be buried in the " Bury- 
ing-ground that I have reserved for a burying-place for my 
family, or any of the Devoiies of my relations, and the free 
liberty of a road from the higJnvay of the said bur3dng-ground 
now in my possession, containing north and south 30 feet, 
east and west 28 feet, which I reserve for a burying-place 
for ever, as aforesaid." Appoints his wife '"'Mary, sons 
Daniel, Abel, Benjamin as his executors, and signs ''^^'Abel 

Left children, '^'Mary, '"'^Daniel, "^"James, '^^\bel, Jr., 
"•Benjamin, "''Hester, and ""'Susannah. 

With a descendant of the family, "'"^Mr. Darius A. Seacor, 
in the month of August, 1878, the author visited the above 
old burying-ground, where we found many of the old flat 

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and rough head and foot stones removed, some of which 
had been placed on the stone wall adjoining on one side and 
others thrown against the wall on the other side of the angle, 
and but few were found remaining in the ground in sight, 
or perhaps had been covered by the plough of the owner ad- 
joining this plot, wiio has wrongly taken possession ot this 
reserved and sacred spot. 

It was supposed that there had been buried in this plot 
above 50 persons, beginning with his father, whose death is 
previously noticed, and all of the descendants of his bro- 
thers, sisters, &c. , up to and after the Revolution, who had 
resided in the neighborhood and other parts of the State. 
The site is a beautiful one, which lies some 300 or 400 paces 
from St. John's Church, near Cooper's Corners. Here on 
the highest elevation in the eastern angle of a heavy stone 
wall, partly shaded by friendly limbs of a large old apple-tree, 
will yet be found this old burial-place of this branch of the 
de Veaiix family, almost obliterated. 

'''"''Mary, b. 1745 (her surname both in the Bible and head- 
stone is marked Devane) in New Rochelle ; married "'"Wil- 
liam F. Landrine in 1775 ; had children, ""Jo'^"' b. 1775 ; 
^'"^Mary, b. 1776; ^'"^'VVilliam F., Jr., and ""EHza, b. 1788. 
"''Mary died in 1826, and her husband C^nVilliam F.. Sen.) 
in 1825 ; both lie buried in the old Dutch Reformed Church 
at " Sleepy Hollow," Tarrytown, New York. 

''''William F., Jr., b. 1780; m. ^""Phebe Bishop in 181 1 ; 
had children, ""Mary, b. 1812 ; "^'Harriet, b. 1814; ""Wil- 
liam B., b. 18 16 ; ""Sarah Ann, b. 1818 ; "^"'Susan P., b. 1821 ; 
"^Thebe, b. 1822; "^^Julian, b. 1827; "^'Jane Elizabeth, b. 
1830, and "''John T., b. 1833. 

'■^''Daniel, b. 1748 ; m. "'"Mary Avery [h. 1753) ; they had 
children, "'^'Andrew, "^'Elizabeth, ^"Mary, '""'^'Hannah, "^^Na- 
thaniel, '""Jasper, '"'Susannah, '"'Peter B., '"Thebe (b. 1793, 
died 1812), and '"'Anna (b. 1797, died in 1862) ; two last were 

'''Audrezv, b. 1772; m. "'"Martha Golden (b. 1771) in 
1795 ; had children, '"^'Daniel, '""Sheppard, '"'John A., ""Mary, 


and '""Samuel. """Andrew died in 1841, his wife in 1852 ; he 
resided at New Rochelle. 

'■''^Daniel, b. 1796; m. ""Mary Eliza Wilsey (b. 1799) i" 
1816; had children, ""Martha Ann, "'James Wilsey, ^''-'Vir- 
ginia (b. 1825), "nVilliam Wilsey, and '""-^Daniel Golden (b. 
1833). ""Daniel died in 1846. 

''^"Martha Ann, b. 1819 in Poughkeepsie ; married first 
""^Bethuel Talbot; he, with their young child, died about the 
same time. Martha A.'s second husband was '''"John How- 
ard, by whom she had one child. 

'^^ James Wilsey, b. 1823 ; m. ''""Caroline Fowler. 

'"''Williani IV., b. 1827; m. ''"Josephine Burns in 1847; 
had children, ""James, "'Josephine, '''William Wilsey, Jr. (b. 
1853), and "'Mary Eliza. 

''^^ James, b. 1848; m. ""^Helen Asponlon ; had daughter, 
"'Ella Josephine. 

''"Josephine, b. 1850; m. ""Asa Sypher ; had children, 
""Obia Lewis, ""^Josephine and ""Tauline (twins), and 
""'Abbie Ann. 

'''Mary E., b. 1857 ; m. ""Peter Filen in 1878. 

'"Shepparel, b. 1798; m. ist, '""Martha Morgan in 1823; 
had children to grow up, "^Henrietta D., ""Justine A., 
""Eugene Morgan, '''Joseph S. B. (b. 1841, died unmarried), 
and "'Cornelia Mitchell. His wife died in 1856; his second 
wife was '""Sarah Miller, married in 1859 ^t Rondout, N. Y., 
where he died in 1875. 

'"Henrietta D., b. 1824 ; m. ""Sidney Corbett in 1847; he 
afterwards became a minister of the Prot. Epl. Church in 
Wisconsin. She died in 1858, leaving one daughter. 

'"Justine A., b. 1833; m. ""George W. Sutton in 1853; 
had several children. Resides in the city of New York. 

'"■'Eugene M., b. 1839; 'ii- ''''Mercy Williams ; had 
'■'George Williams, b. 1861, and "'Eugene Morgan, Jr., b. 

''""Cornelia M., b. 1843 ; m- ""'John in 1866. 

""John A., b. 1799; m. ""Jane B. Wilsie in 1823; had 
"'Jane Eliza, ""Andrew, "'George H., ""Cathai-ine Ann, 

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and ''"Sarah Elizabeth. The father died in 1877 ! bnried at 
" Woodlawn." 

'"'■'Jane E., b. 1823 ; m. ''"'Emory Van Tassel in 1855. She 
died in 186-. 

'•^' Andrew, b. 1825 ; m. ist, "''Mary Church, who died ; 
2d marriage was with '"'Catharine Barker ; had children, 
''"John A., Jr., '"Sarah Elizabeth, ''^Catharine Ann, '''Wil- 
liam H., "'Nettie, and "'Prescott Barker. '-'"Andrew re- 
sides in Leavenworth City. 

'''"'George H.,h. 1831 ; m. '"'■'Mary Anderson ; had ''"Grace, 
b. 1864, and '"John, b. 1869. The family resides in city of 
New York. 

'■''- Catharine A., b. 1834; m. "'"William H. Barker in 1854; 
had ''"' William Prescott, b. 1855. 

'■"'Sarah E., b. 1840; m. "°nVilliam H. Lecount ; had 
'"'Josiah Morgan, ''^'Frederick De Veau, and '"'Gertrude, 
b. 1881. 

''\Mary,h. 1802 ; m. '""Moses Clark ; had '"'Martha Jane, 
b. 1835, and ^"'Aloses, Jr., b. 1837; the latter left a wife and 
several children. ""Mary died about 1855. 

Martha jf., b. 183 1 ; m. '"'William Seacor (who died in 
1870) ; had children. She died in 1878. 

""Samuel, b. 1804; m. ist, '"■"'Catharine Ann Palmer in 
1833 ; had '"Louisa, '"William Palmer, '"Edward Augustus, 
'"Charles Henry (b. 1838, died 1858), "'Caroline, '"Samuel S. 
(b. 1842, died 1864), and '"Alfred. 

'''^Louisa, b. 1829; m. "■"Thomas W. French; had chil- 

''""William P., b. 1831 ; m. "''Maria Van Beuren ; had 
'"Cara A., b. 1852, and '"Lucille, b. 1854. He died in 1872. 

'■'"Edward A., h. 1835 ; m. ""Charlotte K. Carter in 1853; 
had '"Edward Clarence, b. 1855 ; '"Frank Leavaitt, b. 1857; 
and '^'Samuel. 

''''Samuel, b. 1859 ; '^i- '''"Eva >L Keen, He died in 1878. 

'•'^Caroline, b. 1840; m. '"'William Baldwin in 1871. 

'''Alfred, b. 1844; m. "'"Alice M. Ryder; no children. 
He died in 1872. 


""Samuel De Veau's wife Catharine died, and in 1859 ^^ 
married '"'Louisa Burke, by whom he had ''"' Helen M., b. 
1 861 ; '""Louis B., b. 1864 ; then twins, "'Hiram and "'Wood- 
ruff, b. 1867 (the first died young) ; and "'Frank Livingston, 
b. 1869. '"'Samuel died 1871. 

'''Elizabeth, b. 1774; m. '"^ohn Fountain; had '""Samuel 
and ''""John, Jr. Both parents dead. 

'''Mary, b. 1776; m. ''"'James Shepherd; had ""'Harriet, 
""'John (both died young), and 

^""'Lavina, b. — ; m. ""'Wm. West, and had children. 

'"'Hannah, b. 1779; m. """Andrew Gale; had ""'Andrew, 
Jr., ""^John, """Susannah Jane, "'"Mary, and ""Phebe De 
Veau. """Hannah died in 1824. 

"'Nathaniel, b. 1781 ; m. "''Jane Farrington (daughter of 
""Benjamin Farrington) ; had '"Daniel, ""Joseph Mitchell, 
'""Eineline (b. 181 1, died 1834), "'Andrew, and ""Aaron Law- 
rence. ""'Nathaniel moved to East Chester, where he was 
elected a Supervisor, which office he held from 1826 to 1830. 
He died in 1869, and his wife Jane in 1876. 

'"'''Daniel, b. 1804; m. ""'Margaret A. Crawford in 1829; 
had '""Mary Jane, '"'Emeline, '"'Rachel A., and '"'Harriet (b. 
1844 ; single). Four died young. "'Daniel died in 1872, his 
wife in 1878. 

'"Mary Jane, b. 1829; m. ""John B. Harned. 

'"'Emeline, b. 1835 ; m. "'"Samuel J. Hallet. 

'"''Rachel A. ^ b. 1836; m. ""George Scott. She died in 
Springfield, N. J., in 1882. 

'"'Joseph M., b. 1808; m. ""Elizabeth Evans. Moved to 
Syracuse, N. Y., where he died. Had children. 

''"''Andrew, b. 1814; m. ""Agnes C. Palmer in 1835; had 
'"'Joseph M., '"'Elizabeth, '""Franklin (b. 1840, died 1857), 
'"'Maria, '"TeterC, .'""Hannah L., ""Clara B. (b. 1849; single), 
and "'Nathaniel. '"Andrew died in 1857. The widow, 
""Agnes C, in 1884 resided in Sing Sing, N. Y. 

'"Joseph M., b. 1836; m. ""Mary J. Pettit ; had '"Frede- 
rick Clinton, b. 1864, In 1881 '"'Joseph M. De Veau became 
President of the " Mount Morris Bank " and a Trustee of 

ABEL. ' 109 

the Mount Morris Safe Deposit Co., both on the corner of 
4th Avenue and 125th Street. 

'^""ElizabetJi, b. 1838 ; m. '"'George H. Mead ; live in 
White Plains, N. Y. ; had children, "■^■William; ='^^"Edmund, 
b. 1863; "'"Joseph Henry, b. 1869; and ''"Georg-e Andrew, 
b. 1873. 

'"ATan'a, b. 1842 ; m. ''"■'William Tumsel ; had '''"'Williani, 
Jr., b. 1872. 

'''Peter C, b. 1845; m. ""Matilda Mead; had '''Harry 
B., b. 1867; '"Anna, b. 1870; '"Inez, b. 1875; and '"'Frede- 
rick:, b. 1883. Engaged in the express business in city of 
New York, 

'■'^Hannah Z., b. 1847; m. '"'George Williams; had 
'"'George Hadley, b. 1873. 

'■'■'Nathaniel, b. 185 1 ; m. '"'Amelia Bird ; had '"Edward, 
b. 1877, and '"Franklin, b. 1879. 

'"''Aaron L.,h. 181 5 ; m. ""Mary Lewis in 1838 in Mamaro- 
neck. Moved to New Rochelle and afterwards to New 
York City, where he was in the grain and flour business 
until he died, in i860. They had children, '"Adaline Ame- 
lia, ""Nathaniel F., '"Phebe Jane, ""Daniel (b. 1854, died in 
1877), and '*'John. 

"'Adaline A., b. 1841 ; m. '""James W. Pettit in 1863 ; had 
""Lorena; '"^Varren, b. 1867; '"'Mary, b. 1869; ''"Edith, 
b. 1873 : '""Herbert, b. 1877 : ^"d ""Earnest, b. 1879. 

'"'''Lorena, b. 1865 ; m. '""David G. Jackson; had '""Ada 

'^^ ISfatlianiel F.,h. 1844; m. '"'"Eliza Means. He died in 

'•''Phebe, b. 1847 ; m. '"'"William Krekel. Both died about 

'■^^John, b. 1856; m. '""Ellener Goerklin in 1877. 

''^'Susannah, b. 1788 ; m, '""Jonathan Sherwood ; had 
'""John Wesley, '"""Electra, '""'Peter, '""'Emily, and '""Almira. 

^"'^JoJin W., b. 1 809 ; m. '""'Maria Waldron. He was a much 
respected citizen and the Sexton of the Methodist Church 
on the North Road near New Rochelle. Had children. 


'^'"'"Electra, b. 1811 ; m. ''"'C. Vermylie. 

"'""'Peter, b. 1813 ; m. ''"'Jane Bonnett. 

''''Efnilj, b. 181 5 ; m. ^ '^Caleb Underhill. 

^''^^Ahnira, b. 1816; m. '"'Richard Lockwood. 

'■"'Peter B., b. 1790 ; m. "'"Eliza A. Burtis. Moved to the 
city of New York, where he became a large dealer in boots 
and shoes. They had ""'James, ""Mary Ann, and '"'Merwin 
(b. 1833, died 1872). 

'^^ James, b. 1829; m. . Moved West. 

'"'Mary A., b. 1831 ; m. '"""Edward White, who died ; her 
2d m. with ' '"John Fowler, 

''^' James, b. 1753 ; in 1776 he took up arms in favor of the 
British Government, and afterwards moved to St. John, N. 
B. (in 1783). He died in Hampton in 1833, aged 79 3'ears. 

^^^Abel, Jr., b. 1755 ; m. '""'Jemima Seacor at New Ro- 
chelle about the commencement of the Revolution. At 
that period great excitement was produced among the peo- 
ple ; tamilies were divided in opinion — brother against bro- 
ther, fathers opposed to sons — the majority of them, how- 
ever, were generally loyal to King George ; but Abel, being 
somewhat patriotic, early took sides with the Whigs and 
joined the militia. We find among the incidents connected 
with the local history of the town the following : " When 
the Army of '""General Howe started on their march from 
Pelham Neck a party of Militia, of whom Abel De Veau — 
the Grandfather of *"Capt. John D. De Veau — lay behind 
the large rock standing on the City Island road and fired 
upon the British Army. The British followed them up 
and they retreated, keeping up the fire along Pelham Lane, 
and lost two men before they got to Prospect Hill. There 
they were joined by a large party of Militia, and then they 
had a brisk fight. The}^ then fell back to the hill of Mrs. 
Ronalds, and there they stood and had another brush. As 
the British advanced they kept up the fire as long as possi- 
ble, and only retired when compelled by the numbers of the 
British to do so. They made a gallant defence." * 

* New Kocliclle Press, local history, 1879. 

AF.EL. Ill 

Another writer notices : " Deveau Town is a small scat- 
tered hamlet in this vicinity, so named after "'"Abel Deveau, 
an old Whig of the Revolution, and proprietor of a small 
estate. This individual was fond of relating how he and 
others were deployed as skirmishers to waylay the British 
near the causeway after their landing on Pelham Neck in 
1776, firing from behind the rocks near Rapelye's and retir- 
ing as they advanced towards East Chester." 

"""Abel De Veau was by trade a weaver, although occa- 
sionally he dabbled in politics, being found in 1791 a Con 
stable, besides being a Collector for some five 3'ears, when 
he was chosen a Road-master, changed in 1804 to one of the 
" Overseers of Highway.'' In 1812 he conveys some three 
acres and five perches of land to Elbert Roosvelt, when he 
signs his name '''^Able Devous, The next j-ear he disposes of 
another piece of land on the road leading to Pelham, ad- 
joining the land of '"'Elijah Davoue and adjoining the land 
of "'"'Elbert Roosvelt, containing half an acre, to '"'Elias Da- 
voue. Then in 1827 Abel Devoue, Sen., disposes "of about 
two acres of land to ''"Robert Devoue, adjoining to the land 
now or late belonging to Elias Devoe." Abel had children, 
'"James, '^*Elizabeth, ''"Anna, '"'Joseph, '"Elijah, "'Hannah 
(b. 1787, died 1874; unmarried), ""Coles, "'Elias, "''Mary 
(b. 1796), '^"Sarah (b. 1797, died 1839), '^'Abel, and ''"Robert. 

''"'jfajnes, b. 1775; m. "'"'Martha Francis. Moved to Port 
Washington, Long Island, where he followed farming and 
his trade. Had children, '^"Nelly, """Phebe, ""'Martha, ""'Je- 
mima, ""Levi, ""'Pamela, ""Ruhama, ""Trustam, ""'Abel, and 
'"'Sarah Ann. 

'''''Nelly, b. 1801 ; m. ^""'''Daniel Jarvis ; had children. 

"""Phebe, b. 1803 ; "■•• ' "'J'^cob Sopha; had children. Lived 
at Roslyn, L. L She died in 1876. 

*"''Martha, b. 1804; '^- ^''^Benjamin Leak at Manahasset, 
L. L ; had children. 

''"''Jemima, b. 1806; m. '"^''Benjamin Van Nostrand at 
same place ; had children. She died in 1871. 

""Levi, b. 1808; m. '""Elizabeth Travers in 1835: had 



'"Thebe, ""lsaac/"Daniel, '''George/"Pet,er(b. 1847 ; single), 
*'^Mary Elizabeth, and "'Charles. 

On the opening of the Rebellion Levi joined the 4th Re- 
giment N. Y. Volunteers, called " Scott's Life Guards," and 
while in service at Gettysburg he was stricken down from 
great exposure, with but little hope of recovery, when he 
was discharged and sent home ; but from good nursing he 
got quite well, when he again entered the service. This time 
he joined the 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. While advancing 
from Harper's Ferry into Virginia in 1864 he was killed b}^ 
a cannon-ball, and his body now lies buried in an unknown 
grave near where he fell. His children were found as 
follows : 

'''Phebe, b. 1836; m. ^^'''Charles Hall. Resides in Glen 
Cove, L. I. 

""'"Isaac, b. 1838; m. ist, '"""Lavina Wilson in 1862, same 
place. He soon after joined the 2d Regiment N. Y. Cav- 
alry, under ''"Capt. Armstrong (Company M), proceeded 
to Washington, became engaged in skirmishing ; then in 
the battle of Fredericksburg and afterwards in the battle 
of " Liberty Mills " he with some 65 others were taken 
prisoners, marched to Richmond, and afterwards confined 
for six months on " Belle Island," where he was almost 
starved to death before being exchanged, and honorabl}'^ 
discharged at the close of the War. His wife died in 1871 ; 
afterwards he married ^""Fanny Jennie Saunders at Glen 
Cove, where he is employed in his trade, a carpenter, having 

^''Daniel, b. 1840; m. '"'Catharine Dillon in 1865; has 
"'George, b. 1869, and ""Daniel, Jr., b. 1871. Resides in the 
city of New York. 

^'""George, b. 1845 '- 't^- '"'Mary i\nn Lauree. Resides in 
Glen Cove. 

'''Mary Elisabeth, b. 1851 ; m. ^"'Wm. E. C. White, a 
farmer on L. L ; has '"^Ethaluida, '"'Mary Elizabeth, and 

""'Pamela A., b. 181 1 ; m. ''"'Elias Jarvis. Lives at Port 

ABEL. 113 

Washington, L. I. Has """Phebe, b. 1821 ; •""'Jemima Ann, 
b. i<S23; ''"'David, b. 1826; and """Cornelius, b. 1835. 

'"'Ruhama, b. 1813 ; m. """Robert Whaley. She died in 
1836, leaving one son. 

""""'rrustanuh. 1815 ; m. '"""Catharine Bristow ; had '"Ca- 
tharine, b. 1838, died 1876. 

''^^ Edward, b. 1842 ; m. '""-Catharine Hultz. Had one 

'"'Abel b. 1818; m. ""^iMary Tilley. He died about 

""^ Sarah Ann, b. 1820; m. ''^"William Seaman, who volun- 
teered in the Union Army against the Rebellion with one 
of his sons, both of whom were killed. 

'•''Elizabeth, b. 1776; m. "'^'Philip Odell ; had '^'^ohn (b. 
1797), ^^"Elijah, and '"AViUiam. 

^"^^Elijah, b. 1799; m. -"'"Eliza Davis. 

^'"''^ William, b. 1801 ; m. "'""Margaret Davis. 

'""Anna, b. 1778 ; m. "'"Alexander Price. She died 1857. 
Had =''""John and ""'^^[ary Ann. 

''''John, b. 1805 ; m. "^"^Margaret Hughes. He died in 
New Orleans in 1837. 

''"''''Mary Ann, b. 1810; m. ""'Lewis A. Seacor ; had one 
son (resides in New Rochelle). 

^""'Darius A., b. 1839; m. "'"■'Sarah Murdock ; they have 
children, """Charles A., """'Lewis A., """Darius Sylvester, 
""^Ella A., and """Trank E. 

The author is much indebted to """■'Mr. Darius A. Seacor 
tor information, especiallv for several old "Land Marks" 
around New Rochelle. 

'^"Joseph, b. 1780; m. """"Jane Seacor about 1804; l^^d 
"""Benjamin, b. 1805, ^ie<^ unmarried, and '"Elijah, b. 1807, 
who went South and is supposed to have died there. 

'''^Elijah, b. 1784; and before his marriage he makes a 
sale of land in New Rochelle, which is described as being 
on the " road which leads to Pelham, always reserving to 
^''Abel Devoue the priviledge of passing and repassing to and 
from the said road to the salt water or creek on the wester- 


most lands now occupied by ''''Abel Devoiie, containing about 
6^ acres, for the sum of $450 to ''"Elbert Roosvelt." The 
sale took place in 181 1. The next year the Press notices 
the marriage of '"^Elijah Davoe to '""Miss Esther Duling by 
the '""Rev. Eben Smith. 

''^^Ehj'ah appears to have occupied land adjoining that he 
sold many 3^ears, and where his children were born ; he had 
^"^ViUiam F. P., ^•''Joshua, ^"John D., '^^^'Elizabeth, ""'Mary, 
and '"Elijah. 

'^''William F. P.,h. 181 3 ; m. '"''Margaret Warren in 1838 ; 
had '^'Richard Warren, ^'^ane Elizabeth, ""William W. (b. 
1843 ; unmarried), ""Charles Hawley, "^Albert Smith, and 
''"John Warren. 

'''Richard JV., b. 1839; m- '"'Mary Daley in 1862, after 
which he enlisted in the War of the Rebellion (Sept. 2, 1862), 
joined the 6th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, where he did duty as 
a Sergeant for two years, then for gallant conduct was pro- 
moted to a Lieutenanc}^, which position he held until his 
term expired. He is now a prominent citizen of New Ro- 
chelle, and has children, ^'^Ella, ^''Albert, ''^George, "'Jane, 
""Samuel Alma, and "'Nelly Diadem. 

'"JaneE., b. 1841 ; m. '"'Valentine O. Burtis. 

'''Charles H., b. 1846 ; m. '"^'Catharine Reed ; had '"Joseph, 
b. 1869. 

'''Albert S., b. 1849 ; m- '""Lavina Holley ; had "'Clifford, 
b. 1874. 

"'John W., b. 185 1 ; m. '"'Minnie Murdock. 

'"'Joshua, b. 1815 ; m. '"'Salina Sheffield. Moved to Cen- 
treport, L. 1. Had '"Sarah, '"John (b. 1838, d. unmarried), 
'"Joshua, '^'Silvey D., '"Lewis D., '"Leander, '"Lilly, and 
'"Elijah (b. 1850; unmarried). 

''-'Sarah, b. 1836; m. '""William Lownds, 1855; had 
"'■■'"Cornelia and '"-"William, Jr. 

''-"'Cornelia, b. 1853 ; m. '""Edward Jarvis. 

'''''William, Jr., h. 1855; m. '"^'Alice Ellison; had ""Sil- 
vey, b. 1875; ""Ruth, b. 1877; and twins named """Alice 
Ellison and '""Ellice Allison, b. 1879. 

ABEL. 115 

^''Joshua, b. 1840; m. '""'Jane Amand Hutchinson; liad 
"■■"Isadore, '"Susan, and '"Sarah. Reside in New Jersey. 

""'" Silver D., b. 1842 ; m. ist, ^''""John Norris ; had one child 
when he died. 2d m. """Charles Hurd ; had four more. 
Reside at Centreport, L. I. 

'"'Lezvis D., b. 1844; m. ^"'Caroline Bloxson ; had chil- 

^''Leander, b. 1845 ; m. ■"'"'Sarah Streley ; had children. 

^'^Lill)\ b. 1847 ; 'IT- '""Joseph Sammis ; had children. 

'""'John D., b. 1817 ; m. ""''Margaret Hunter in 1852 ; had 
''^Hetty Margaret, b. 1853 ; ''Tenima Weaver, b. 1854. In 
1878 ""'Capt. John D. sails or steams the Propeller Chester 
from New Rochelle to New York and back. 

^''Elizabeth, b. 18 19; m. ist, ""'"'William George; had 
'"'"Samuel Elijah and '""John. Her 2d m. """'Joseph Kissam ; 
had '""^Elizabeth, ""'"Adelia, and '"''Helen. Mother died 1869. 

"'"'Marj', b. 1821 ; m. """James Moran ; had ""'"Elizabeth 
and """Harry. 

''''ElijaJi, b. 1824; m. ■""'Caroline Hopkins in 1857; had 
"'"Amelia, ''"John Gilbert, "'Caroline Matilda, and "'Eliza- 
beth Wyse. 

'''''Cotes, b. 1789; m. ""'"Mary Nichols. In 1826 resided 
in the city of New York, working as a smith in a foundry ; 
he was a large and well- formed man of great strength ; re- 
sided at 37 Watt Street, where he died of cholera in 1832, 
aged 56 years. Had ''^'Elias, '""Robert, '"'Mary, '"'Eliza, and 

''''Elias, b. 1792 ; m. ""'"Sarah Coles. He owned some 
property in New RochClle, which his father conveyed to 
him in 181 3, adjoining his brother Elijah's, which he dis- 
posed of about the year 1825. He was a very prominent 
man in the Methodist Church and an intelligent exhorter. 
The latter part of his life he resided in Leroy, Genesee Co., 
N. Y., where he died Sept. 26, 1877, aged 85 years. The 
Le Roy Gazette says of him : "Another pioneer has gone. 
''^^Elias Deveaii was born in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., 
N. Y., in the 3'ear 1792, where he resided until 1830, when 


he removed to this Town at the request and solicitation of 
'•""'Jacob Le Roy, Esq'', then a resident here, who gave him 
employment in the business of milling, and continued him 
in business during his residence in Town, he faithfully dis- 
charging the various duties of trust and responsibility con- 
fided to his keeping. After the removal of Mr. Le Roy to 
New York ^""Joshua Lathrop, Esq"^, his successor, knowing 
the value of Mr. Deveau's services, retained him and con- 
tinued to employ the trustworthy man dip-iiig his long and 
successful business career that ended with his life in the 
same capacity, well knowing his value and usefulness, and 
whose honesty and integrity were proverbial. He was 
found worthy of friendship and esteem of all. A good man 
has passed from earth, full of years, respected while living, 
and died lamented b}^ all who knew him ; a kind husband, 
father, and friend, and a sincere Christian has gone home 
freed from earth's pains, sorrows, and cares." Left a 
daughter : 

'''Cornelia, b. 1816; m. '''"Joseph Maud; had """Arthur, 
b. 1835, and '""Sarah, b. 1837. 

''^''Abel, b. 1798 ; m. ist, ""'"'Rosanna Abram ; she died 
without children. 2d m. was with ""'Lucretia Wheeler in 
1829. In 1833 '1^ ^'^*i l^is wife conveyed about two acres of 
land to """'James Miller and """James Van Houghton, which 
lay adjoining the land of """Elbert Roosvelt. Had '"'Jemi- 
ma Elizabeth, '""James Abel, ""'Margaret L., and '""Joseph 
Cole. "'Abel died in 1874, and his last wife (Lucretia) in 

"'^"Jemima E., b. 1829; m. """Edward Johnson, 1850; had 
""''William, ""''James A. (died unmarried), """"Edward T., and 
=""'Seth P. 

'''James A.,h. 1836 ; m. """^Mary A. Murray in 1855 ; had 
^"''•Emeline ; ""John L., b. 1858; "'Joseph Cole, b. 1859; 
'"James Abel, b. 1862 ; and ""Margaret L., b. 1869. 

'''Margaret Z., b. 1838 ; m. """"John Van Cott; both dead ; 
left son, """nVilliam H. 

^''Joseph C, b. 1840; m. """'Lucinda C. Birch; had "'Cor- 

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delia E., b. 1862; '''James A., b. 1864; ""'Lucretia, b. 1867; 
and ^''Edward Johnson, b. 1870. 

^"''Robert, b. i8or ; m. ""'"Sarah Titus in 1824 ; had one son, 

"'Vsaac; b. 1825; m. """'"Elizabeth Nobler in 1854; had 
""William Henry, """Susan, '"'Sara/i Elizabeth (b. 1861, died 
1880), and """Mary Hester. 

^''' Williain H.,h. 1856; m. "''"Clara Griffin, of Yonkers, 
N. Y. 

"^"Susaii, b. 1858 ; m. '""'Henry Sopels in 1862. 

^^^Mary //., b. 1862 ; m. "'"Henry Savage. 

"'"'''Benjamin, b. 1757; m. ist, '""Mary Dean; had son, 
'"'Joshua, b. 1783 (when she died). The son moved to the 
city of New York, where he died with small-pox "'"Benja- 
min's 2d wife was ""'■'Deborah Taylor; had ""Abigal, b. 1787; 
''\Mary, b. 1789; '^''' Peter, b. 1792. 

"'"' f/ester, 'b. 1760; m. ist, '""John V^alentine, who died. 
2d m. ""'Gilbert Valentine ; had children. 

^^' SusannaJi, b. 1763 ; m. '""Moses Dean, and had children. 

'*'John, the second son of Abel ist, was born in 1721, and 
no doubt he grew up to be a very promising young man, 
whom his grandfather especially noticed in his will as fol- 
lows, " I give to my Grandson, JoJin Devooise, the sum of 
ten pounds, current money," which will was made when 
John was about 21 years of age. 

^^'"John married soon after '"'"Adele Odell, the daughter 
of '""John Odell ; his children we have no account. In the 
Methodist Church records of New Rochelle appears notice 
of his death April 14, 1774. 

''^Andrew (or Andre as written in the Bible), the third 
son of Abel ist, was born in 1723. It appears that he grew 
up with retiring habits, but very industrious and saving, and 
he became possessed of a considerable property. He never 
married, but made his will several years before his death, 
which took place in the month of November, 1782. He 
divided his property among his nephews and nieces — his 
brothers', """Abel and Frederick, and his sister's, """Magda- 


lena Schureman, children. He appoints his brother '''''' Frede- 
rick Devooe and his brother-in-law, '"'^Jeremiah Schureman, 
" and my trusty friend '"'"Peter Bonnet, of New Rochelle," 
his executors. 

^^^ Frederick, the fourth son of Abel ist, was born at New 
Rochelle in 1726, where he married about 1749 '""Elizabeth 
Anthony. Early in life he came into possession of a very 
fine farm, which was afterwards increased to above 400 
acres through the assistance of his father, who lived on the 
north adjoining property. In 1764 he was chosen Pound- 
master, the next )^ear as an Assessor, then again we find 
him one of the Overseers of the Road, " Upper Quarter," 
in 1774. It was also said that he owned property in the 
city of New York, where he spent his winters previous to 
the Revolution. 

His farm-house was of unusual length, said to have been 
about 70 feet long and the main building above 20 feet wide, 
built of stone, in which his family resided until about the 
close of the Revolution. 

He and his wife belonged to the Presbyterian persua- 
sion, who at that period had no church building to worship 
in ; but church meetings were often held in the large rooms 
of "^Trederick De Veau's house. At one of these meetings, 
which took place in 1771, the '""Rev. Chas. W. Baird (in 
his interesting " History of Rye ") informs us that Method- 
ism was introduced into this county at or in this house of 
Mr. De Veau's. After one of the usual meetings, and the 
congregation about to be dismissed, ""'Mr. Joseph Pilmore 
being present asked Mr. De Veau the privilege of saying a 
few words. The wife of Mr. D., who was lying sick in an 
adjoining room, was spoken to by her husband if she had 
any objection ; she glanced through the open door and saw 
Mr. Pilmore, when she at once consented, and at the same 
time remarked, '' that he was the same man whom she had 
seen in a dream while struggling through a swamp ; he had 
rescued her," and she concluded he was sent to save her 
soul. His address was attentively listened to by her, which 

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changed her views and she became the first convert to 
Methodism in New Rochelle. Mrs. De Veau died two days 
after, leaving children, '"Charity, ^''Hester, '"'Frederick, 
'^•"iMaria, '"'Susan, and '"^Abbey. 

The War of the Revolution soon after commenced, when 
Frederick, the father, who, no doubt, had early expressed 
his views— as many others had done — against the separation 
of the Colonies from Great Britain, but had taken no active 
part in the movement until circumstances forced him to quit 
his home and seek protection in New York. A writer says : 
" In New Rochelle the majority were royal in tiieir senti- 
ments, and openly opposed the Whigs. They had a fair 
excuse, however, for their favor. England had been to the 
Hugenots a good friend in the time of their calamities, and 
had given them such aid as could not fail to be remembered 
by their descendants. There appears to have been no 
meetings held in this Town from 1776 to 1783. The whole 
society was disorganized, and many fled to the city of New 
York," and among these was Frederick Deveau. Here 
several British officers called upon him for information re- 
specting the roads leading to the country, and particularly 
those inhabitants who were favorable to the royal cause ; 
and finall}^ by promises of protection and payment of all 
losses and injuries done to his premises, he was induced to 
assure them of his assistance when called upon. 

After the British troops had taken possession of the 
country aroimd New Rochelle Mr. Deveau returned to his 
home and his much-neglected estate, which he again began 
to cultivate. However, the notorious ^*'"''Major Rogers, in 
the month of October, 1776, was posted in the neighbor- 
hood, where he, by persuasion or force, was daily adding to 
his Regiment of " Tory Rangers," especially from those 
who had previously expressed themselves favorable to the 
government. " One day," says one of the descendants of 
Mr. Deveau, " a couple of horsemen approached and in- 
quired for Frederick Davcau. Being informed that he was 
the person, they commanded him in the name of '""King 


George to give the officers of his Majesty's Forces all the 
information they required concerning the roads leading into 
the country, and to aid them in ail other ways." He strong- 
ly objected to joining or going with them, but was willing 
to give them directions. This would not answer their pur- 
pose — it was either join them or " the pleasing penalty of 
being suspended from a neighboring limb." They took pos- 
session of his house and grounds, and within a very short 
time stripped the latter, on which was a large crop of oats, 
and all other eatables found on the premises for both man 
and horse, and then they obliged him to join their party, 
when soon after he was taken a prisoner, as shown by the 
following account : 

" On Monday night (Oct"^ 21, 1776) a detachment of our 
men, under the command of ^"*°Col. Hazlet, was sent out to 
surprise and cut off Major Rogers, if possible, with his 
Regiment of * Tory Rangers,' which was posted near New 
Rochelle. By some accident the expedition did not suc- 
ceed as well as could have been wished. However, our ad- 
vanced party, led by "'""Major Green, of the First Virginia 
Regiment, fell in wdth their out-guard and brought off 
thirty-six prisoners, sixty muskets, and some blankets. 

" The number killed is not certainly known, but it is re- 
ported by an officer who was there that he counted about 
Twenty-five. Our loss is two killed and ten or twelve 
wounded. Among these, prisoners taken was ^*'' Frederick 
Deveaii, of New Rochelle." * 

And as a prisoner he was ordered mto confinement at 
Exeter, New Hampshire, and there detained until ex- 
changed, when he sought protection of the British Gov^- 

In the month of November, 1780, ^""John. Thomas, the 
Sheriff of the County of Westchester, New York, through 
the Court of General Sessions of the Peace, advertised a 
long list of persons, among which is found ''"^Frederick De- 
voe, of New Rochelle, Yeoman, who had been indicted for 

* Pennsyli'ania Evening Post, Letter, Oct. 25, 1776. 

Al^EL. 121 

adherins: to the enemies of this State, and to show cause 
whv ilieir estates should not be forfeited. 

In 1783, peace having been proclaimed, Frederick Devoe 
went to St. John's, New Brunswick (afterwards to Annapolis 
Royal), where as a grantee he was placed in possession ot 
a large landed property. The next year the Commissioners 
of Forfeiture notified all claimants against forfeited lands of 
certain persons, dated May 18, 1784, among which appeared 
the name of Frederick Devoe, whose large farm of about 
324 acres thev had confiscated, after which the Legislature 
of New York gave the whole of these premises to the noto- 
rious '"'^^Toj/i Paine for services, which they set forth, he 
had rendered to the United States. 

On the 4th of February, 1808, '""'Thomas Paine presented 
a petition to Congress claiming further remuneration ior his 
services rendered during the Revolution — loss of mone}', 
services with the French in obtaining a loan of 2,500,000 
dollars in silver from them. He, however, admits that 
" The State of New York made me a present of a Farm, 
which since my return to America 1 have found it necessary 
to sell, and the State of Pennsylvania voted xnQ five hundred 
pounds currenc}', itc. ," all of which he got rid of by his mode 
of living. 

On this farm yet stands a monument to Paine at the 
entrance of a lane which led up to the house where he once 
lived. A side-face cut in the marble appears on a front 
view of this monument, but the four corners and edges are 
broken off and defaced so much that it now has a roundish 
form. The body of Paine, being originally buried some 20 
feet east of the monument, was taken up by one of his ad- 
mirers, who carried the "box of bones" off to England in 

""'Frederick Davoue, Sen., was found established in busi- 
ness in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in 1785, where his 
name heads a list of the first Petit Jury in a case of man- 
slaughter. The deed was committed by '"'"'Nancy Mosley 
on the person of '"'"'John Mosley. The case was tried on 


the 3d of February, 1785, when she was found guilty of the 

After being a widower for about twenty years, """Frede- 
rick Davoue married a widow named """'Catharine Stearns 
in 1795, b}' whom he had children, '"'Susan, '"'Bethiah, and 
'""Gabriel. The death of this wife was recorded in 1807. 

Ml". Davoue made occasional visits to his birth-place, his 
relatives, and especially to his son '""Frederick at New York. 
In these visits he often e:xpressed a regret that he had taken 
so active a participation against the Colonial Government ; 
but at that time he thought he was doing his duty in the 
most loyal manner, while many others in the Town who per- 
haps were a great deal worse by their spyism and con- 
demning acts against the Whigs, yet at the end of the War 
they managed to save both their necks and their property. 
He died about the year 1808, leaving a son and five daugh- 
ters by the first wife and a son and two daughters by the 
second wife, as previously named, and which appear as fol- 
lows : 

^^'Cliarity, b. 1750; m. ''"'David Bonnett at Annapolis 
Royal, by the '""'Rev. Jacob Bailey, about 1780; had chil- 
dren, '""^Sarah, '"""John, '""Frederick Davoue, and '""'Ann. 

''''Sarah, b. 1786; m. '""'Capt. Francis Story in Halifax; 
afterwards moved to the city of New York; had children, 
'"""Sarah, """Francis Valentine, ^''"'Susan, ""-Elizabeth Nelson, 
and ""'Mary. '""'Capt. Story died in 1828, and his wife, 
'""'Sarah, died in Marietta, Ohio, in 1861, at the residence of 
her daughter ""'Elizabeth N. (who married ""'Mr. E. Win- 
chester), to whom the author is much indebted for informa- 
tion. They now reside at Oakland, California. 

"^'Hester, b. 1753 ; m. """William Rhinelander during the 
Revolution ; had a daughter named """Mary Magdalena, who 
died young. Her husband followed soon after. "'Hester's 
second husband was ""'James Bleeker, by whom she had a 
son, ""'James W., who became a prominent broker in Wall 
Street' from 1817 to 1862, when he died. Hester's third 
husband was the """Rev. Drake Wilson, a Methodist minister. 

ABEI,. 123 

^^'' Frederick, b. 1755 at New Rochclle. When lie had 
reached tlie years of manhood his lather, early in the year 
1776, deeded to him a part of his farm lands, '' which was 
given to him by his Father, Abel Davo7ie, deceased, begin- 
ning at the southeast corner of Rigbell Line; then northerly 
along the Rigbell line to the land of ""John Cornell's and 
""Daniel Bonnett's till it comes to the land belonging to 
the estate of Abel Davone, ]\-\\Y, deceased, and the land of 
Andrew Davoue ; then southerly along the lands of ""Ben- 
jamin Seacord, then east 24 degrees; then north along said 
lands of Benjamin Seacord till it comes to Rigbell's Line, or 
the road, containing 107 acres and 53 square rods, with 
houses, Barns, tfec." ""Frederick, Jr., became engaged in 
business during the War, and in 1782 married "''Ann Arri- 
son, and moved to the city of New York, where he entered 
into partnership with ""D. N. Dubey at No. 51 Queen 
{Pearl) Street and remained until 1786, when they dissolved 
partnership, and his name appears in the press Divoux. In 
1788 he was noticed at No. 24 Peck Slip, established in a 
shipping and wholesale trade ; in the same year* "'*Dr. Wil- 
liam Lawrence presents him with a long account or bill for 
services rendered and medicine — some 26 visits and about 
as many doses of medicine, which sum up to i^3 3^'. '^d. ! In 
1791 he is found the foreman of Engine Fire Co. No. i. wSix 
vears after ^""^ Frederick Davoue advertises a negro wench 
named Lill, who ran away from his residence, No. 52 Beek- 
man Street. Then in 1798 Frederick Davou, at Peck Slip, 
has " the fast sailing Sch"". Cynthia for sale." 

In a report made on the ist of January, 1800, Frederick 
Davoue is found to be President of the Fire Department, 
organized in 1791 and incorporated in 1798, and on the 28th 
of December, 1802, the trustees report they were in posses- 
sion of funds, loans, etc., amounting to ;^823 \']s. ^d. 

In 1804 ""James Alner. keeper of the old States-Prison 
(then located in Washington Street between Amos and 
Charles Streets), published a letter of thanks to ""Thomas 

* " Corporation Manual," 1870. 


Franklin, '"'' Frederick Devoe, and other firemen, " for their 
alacrity and spirit you manifested in saving the State Prison 
from destruction by Fire on the 8th of May, 1804." 

Two years after his wife's death thus appears in the 
" press " Sept. 10, 1806: " Yesterday morning, at New Ro- 
chelle, Mrs. Devoue, wife of ^'"Frederick Devoue, merchant 
of this City. Funeral from his residence. No. 338 Pearl 
street." The loss of his wife preyed upon his mind, and no 
doubt affected his health, which led him to give up house- 
keeping, when he and his youngest children made their 
home with his married daughter, where a very promising 
son of his died on the 20th of April, 1809, and in less than 
two months after the " press " notices : 

" On Monday last (June 5th, 1809), in the 54th year of his 
age, after a lingering illness, which he bore with the pa- 
tience of a Christian and a man, Mr. Frederick Davoue, an 
old and respectable inhabitant of this City. To his friends 
a eulogium would appear superfluous, for they knew his 
worth, and nought but the pleasing reflection of his having 
left this world could console them for the immense loss they 
have sustained by his death. 

" ' Freed from the dreary, troublous vale of life, 
Sickness and health forego their wonted strife ; 
Here rests the Husband, Father, and the Friend. 
Death's ebon darts their opposition end.' " 

The children of Frederick Davoue were "'Frederick, Jr., 
""Ann, "'^Benjamin Arrison, *''James Burkley, '""John Bu- 
chanan, ""Mary Egbert, and ''"'Harriet. His will having 
been drawn up before the death of his son '"Benjamin A., 
which no doubt was the cause of his being noticed in that 
document. In it he wills that " the younger branches 
of my Family shall receive education until the full term of 
21 years; my two black women slaves (Betsey, called Z?7/, 
and Kate) be set free"; and he gives i^io to the Protestant 
Church of the United Brethren of New York, and appoint- 
ed his son-in-law, '"'Henry Fanning, and "my son Benjamin 

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Arrison, and my Friend '"'Daniel Alley his executors." 
(Signs) Fred'' Davoiic. 

He was buried in the Moravian burying-ground in Or- 
chard Street, near the corner of Rivington Street, where his 
wife and several children were interred, and there remained 
until about 1870, when the remains in this old burying- 
ground were all removed ; those of Frederick Davoue and 
family were taken to the Moravian burying-ground on 
Staten Island. 

^^^ Frederick, Jr., b. 1783 ; m. '''"Elizabeth Ci-olius in 1810; 
had children, '""Sarah Ann, '"Henry Fanning, and ""'Wil- 
liam. The latter was born 1818, and when 17 years of age 
was lost on the merchant vessel Belvedere when cast away 
in 1835, and nothing heard of him or the vessel afterwards. 

"'^''SaraJi Ann, b. 1814; m. ""Benjamin Clapp. Resided 
in New York. 

^"'Henry F., b. 1816; m. ''''Margaret Ann Scott in 1840; 
had '"'William Oakley, b. 1842; ""'Sarah Ann, b. 1848; 
"""'Henry, b. 1850; and ""'"'Margaret Murdock, b. 1852; all 
unmarried in 1880. 

^'''' Ann, b. 1785 ; m. ""Capt. Henry Fanning in 1805. He 
was employed in the East India trade both for the houses of 
""'Thomas H. Smith and ""Leroy, Bayard & Co. 

After Fanning's marriage his father-in-law conveyed 
some eight acres of land at New Rochelle to Fanning, de- 
scribed as being on the turnpike adjoining the land of 
""Theodocius Bartow and ""Chas. Guion. On this land he 
erected a large, splendid building, which was then usually 
known as the " Fanning House." On the high ground in 
the rear he had an ornamental tall summer-house, to which 
he gave the name of " Bogata," and from its commanding 
position a fine view of the harbor was had from the top, 
where look-outs were stationed during the War of 1812 in 
watching for the enemy's shipping. 

Around his land he had placed a high, substantial fence, 
reserving a portion enclosed for a deer park ; the other 
parts for fruits, choice flowers, and vegetables. His ex- 


travagant ideas of livnng was beyond his income, and after 
mortgaging liis propert}^ was unable to meet his payments, 
when his property was foreclosed and sold. Afterwards this 
fine building became known as the " Leroy House." He 
died at New Rochelle in 1826, and his wife from grief soon 
followed him. 

^^"^ Benjamin A., b. 1787 ; grew up in his father's business, 
and about the period he became of age he joined the Fire 
Department as a member of the floating engine fire com- 
pany, where from severe duties and exposure no doubt has- 
tened his death, which was thus noticed : " Died. — On 
Thursday evening (April 20, 1809), lamented by all that 
knew him, Mr. Benjamin A. Davoue, son of Frederick Da- 
voue, in the 22d year of his age. Funeral from 102 Gold 
Street, the residence of his brother-in-law, ^"'Henry Fan- 

^'^'^ James B., b. 1790; remained single ; afterwards became 
insane and committed suicide in 1815. 

'''John B., b. 1793; m. ""Rebecca Crolius. After the 
settlement of his father's estate he moved to New Castle, 
Delaware, where he died in March, 1827, leaving one daugh- 
ter named '""""Sarah, b. 1816, and several sons. 

'"'J/^rj E., b. 1796; m. ""Rev. Seth W. Beardsley in 
1822; the '"''Right Rev. Bishop Hobart performed the ser- 
vice in St. Paul's Church, New York. 

'"■Harriet, b. 1798 ; m. '""Lieut. John Bard Pendleton, of 
the 2d Regt. of Infantry U. S. A. ; service performed by her 
sister's husband in 1824. Lieut. Pendleton died a few years 
after. Harriet's second husband was '"'Joseph Dillentash, 
whom she married in 1830. She had several children. 

''"Maria, b. 1757; m. '"=William Pell, who died. Her 
second marriage was with ''"P. Lawrence. 

^''Susan, b. 1760; m. ""J. Hutchinson. (She died before 
the 2d wife's daughter of her father's Susan was born.) 

^'"^ Abbey, b. 1762 ; died unmarried. 

Frederick's second wife's children were : 

**^Siisan, b. 1796; m. '"'Capt. Forbes, an English ofifi- 

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cer. " This marriage," says one of the family,* " took place 
early in 1815, and the young couple parted at the church 
door — she to her home and he to join the Army, and was in 
the Battle of Waterloo. He subsequently returned and was 
ordered to Gibraltar, his wife accompanying him, and for 
14 years he remained at that post, during which time his 
wife bore him seven children." 

^^'Bethiak, b. 1798 ; m. ''''Capt. John Robinson at Anna- 
polis Royal, where they resided. 

'"'''Gabriel, b. 1800, when (the vigorous old gentleman) his 
father was 74 years of age. The son Gabriel died, however, 
when about 21 years of age, unmarried. 

''^^ Magdalen de Foue (as found recorded) was born in 1728; 
married to ^"^Jeremiah Schureman in 1761. He resided near 
New Rochelle (Upper), and was a well-to-do farmer on the 
opening of the Revolution. At this period he was in pos- 
session of some excellent farm-stock, consisting of horses, a 
few fat cattle, cows, swine, and a great variety of poultry, 
which early attracted the attention of marauding " Cow- 
Bovs " soon after the War had commenced. The neisfhborinof 
farmers became alarmed at the loss of their stock, which 
they suspected had been stolen by several suspicious cha- 
racters who were nightly congregating together. Mr. 
Schureman mistrusted that some of the sransf belonsfed to 
the Town, whose characters never stood very high, at least 
in his estimation ; he therefore concluded to keep watch of 
their doings. However, they one night visited his stable 
and stole his best horses, and got away with them unper- 
ceived. The next morning Schureman missed the animals, 
when he immediately mounted the only horse left, and 
by their tracks he traced out their direction and desti- 
nation, then by the assistance of some friends he was able to 
reclaim his horses and brought them home ; but he was not 
a moment too soon, as the scoundrels were about to dis- 
pose of them for a good price, to be taken South for the use 
of the Arm\'. 

* Mr. E. Winchester, California, 


This turn of affairs no doubt angered these thieving des- 
peradoes, who, on the landing of the British troops under 
^^^'General Howe in 1776 and their encampment in the Town 
of New Rochelle, again visited the premises of Mr. Schure- 
man, as they wanted his fine cattle to furnish these troops 
with fresh beef. The}^ took the advantage of a dark, stormy 
night and drove his cattle out of their pens, which lay near 
the house, but the unusual and hurried steps of the cattle 
were heard by Schureman, who hastily arose from his bed 
and opened the upper half-door, and saw at least one of the 
thieves whom he knew, when he said : " 1 know you, boys; 
I'll report you to-morrow." At the same moment one of 
tiie scoundrels fired his musket at him and shot him down 
at his door, where he died in a few moments after. This 
was a terrible blow to his wife and young famil}^ of five 
children, who were named '"^"Hester, ''"Jeremiah, Jr., ''"Ann, 
="^'John, and ""Frederick. 

Hester, h. 1762; m. ist, ''''John Griffin; m. 2d, '■"'"Ezekiel 
Halsted ; left two sons. 

jferemiah, b. 1763 ; m. ""Susan Bay ley ; had children. 
He died in 1834. 

Ann, b. 1765 ; m. ''''Peter Underhill. 

jfo/m, b. 1766; m. 1st, ""Deborah Cornell ; 2d m. ""Mar- 
tha Carpenter. 

Frederick, b. 1768; m. '""Cornelia Ann Bogart; had 
""John,b. 1795 ; ""Cornelia, b. 1796; "^'Magdalene, b. 1798; 
""Jeremiah, b. 1801 ; ""Harriet, b. 1805 ; and "'"Frederick 
Augustus, b. 1807. 

^*''' Magdalene, the mother, died in 1817, aged 89 3'ears. 
Her sister, ''"''EstJier or Hester, b. 1731, was not noticed in 
her father's will ; died previously, no doubt. 


"' T^A.VIEL DEVOE (a son of the second Frederick by 
^^^ his second wife) was born in 1722, old style; while 
young he learned the trade of a weaver. Married to 
Auley (or ''''AUiday) Odell in 1754. Having received the 
patrimony inherited by his father's death, moved some four 
miles north to Lower Yonkers on the Mile Square Road, 
where he leased a farm from '""Col. Frederick Philips. 
Here he followed both farming and weaving. In 1756 he 
was chosen by the town of Yonkers and Mile Square one 
of the Highway Masters and Fence and Damage Viewers. 

At this early period there were three brothers residing 
on farms leased from Col. Philips adjoining each other — 
Daniel's was the lowest down or southernmost ; then came 
Frederick's, a good half of a mile north (who was a half 
brother) ; and about the same distance north of Frederick's 
was the 3-ounger brother, Thomas, who removed farther 
north to Somers Town soon after 1760. 

On the breaking out of the Revolution Daniel became 
enrolled in one of the companies, but being a man of deli- 
cate health he evaded the duty by leaving his home, and 
remained with his friends in the neighborhood when it was 
supposed he had gone to join the British army at New 
York, and was so reported in the month of September, 1776, 
However, he occasionally visited his family until this sec- 
tion of the country became known as the Neutral Ground, 
when he returned and lived on his farm. Hei-e he was 
plundered right and left by both Cow Boys and Skin- 
ners ; the former, while robbing him, called him a damn'd 
rebel, and the latter threatened to shoot him as a refugee if 
he made the least resistance. At various times they emptied 


his barn-yard, stables, pig-pen, and hen-roost of near or 
quite all of his living stock ; which usually took place at 
night. His two most valuable horses, however, when he 
used them were secretly hid in the dense woods some dis 
tance from his house, and these he managed to keep until 
early in 1778, when early one morning he found they had 
been led off during the night ; but luckily their tracks were 
discovered leading north towards the American lines. He 
knew that if he went to hunt after them he would likely be 
detained. One of his daughters, then about 17 years of age, 
who was an excellent rider, said she was not afraid to go 
and look after them if she had a saddle-horse. There were 
then but a few left of any kind in the neighborhood, except 
""''Augustus Van Cortlandt's. He being held in high esti- 
mation by the officers on both sides, consequently both Cow 
Boys and Skinners gave him no trouble. Fi'om Van Cort- 
landt a horse was procured, the daughter, named ^'"Rebecca, 
mounted, and she had ridden but a few miles when her in- 
quiries found she was on the right road, and thus she trailed 
the animals as far as Lake Mahopac, about 30 miles from her 
father's house. Here she found the horses yet in the pos- 
session of the thievish Skinners, but by the assistance of a 
soldier acquaintance, through the officer in command, she 
was enabled to get the animals, and that same night, by hard 
riding, found her and the horses safely at her home. They 
retained these horses but a few months after, as the Cow Boys 
stole and led them off to the city of New York, where they 
could not be found. 

Thus Daniel Devoe was stripped of almost everything 
of any value outside of his house. Several times afterwards 
some of these fiends in human form, with blackened faces, 
entered his house and demanded his money, clothing, and 
even the small quantity of food they were enabled to ob- 
tain ; and if not given up to them immediatel}^ he and his 
family were assaulted, and anything found of the least value 
was taken from him ; even his old firearms and ammunition, 
by which he could obtain a little game as food, were not 

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left to him. Although he was a delicate man, yet he pos- 
sessed a spunk}^ disposition, which was much against him, 
having such odds always to contend with. However, he 
found a rusty bayonet left on the battle-field on his farm, 
which he ground up to a sharp point, then fastened it to a 
long, tough stick ; this he intended to use at the next as- 
sault upon his premises. He had not long to wait before 
his door was assailed, and either broken in or he was forced 
to open it ; the darkness outside and the discovery of his 
weapon, which he was about to use on the foremost villain, 
was struck down by another, when the first drove the butt 
of his musket against his breast, which knocked him down, 
where he lay insensible, and which injury, no doubt, was 
the cause of his death soon after. 

Previous to this assault there had been several skirmishes 
in the neighborhood, one of which occurred on the farm of 
"'Daniel Devoe ; and a terrible conflict it was, or rather a 
slaughter of some 30 Indians, which took place on the 31st 
of August, 1778. The greatest struggle was on the second 
field north of his house, where the bodies of 17 Indians lay 
cut and hacked to death, besides many others who were 
killed and wounded while attempting to escape in different 

This battle was often talked about many years after by 
those of the family who had visited the battle-field after the 
conflict was over. These conversations, with several pub- 
lished reports made at that period by the British press, led 
the author to introduce here the following account of the 
Indian massacre on " De Voe Heights": 

In the month of July, 1778, while a large body of British 
troops lay encamped at Kingsbridge, three prominent offi- 
cers of the camp, named '"'"Lieut. -Colonels Simcoe, ""Em- 
merick, and ""Tarleton, with a body of hussars, started on a 
tour of observation by taking a northeasterl}^ direction, 
which led them up on the high grounds and afterwards on 
the " Mile Square Road." When they had gone about a 
half a mile above the lower Valentine's Hill they stopped 


at the entrance of a lane on the left side, which led up to 
several farm-houses in a northerly direction. While resting 
here a few moments the party had a very singular and nar- 
row escape, which a British officer, '"'"Col. Simcoe, in his 
journal thus describes : " The Stockbridge Indians, about 
sixty in number, excellent marksmen, had just joined "'"Mr. 
(General) Washington's Army. Lt.-Col. Simcoe was de- 
scribing a private road (the Lane) to '''"Lt.-Col. Tarleton. 
""Wright, his Orderly dragoon, alighted and took down a 
fence of (Daniel) Devoiis Farm-Yard (adjoining the Lane) 
for them to pass through. Around this farm the Indians 
were ambuscaded. Wright had scarcely mounted his horse 
when these officers, for some trivial reason, altered their in- 
tentions, and, spurring their horses, soon rode out of sight 
and out of reach of the Indians. In a few days after they 
had certain information of the ambuscade, which they so 
fortunately had escaped. In all probability they owed their 
lives to the Indians' expectation of surrounding and taking 
them prisoners." 

The latter part of the month following Lt.-Col. vSimcoe 
prepared a plan by which he thought to circumvent both 
the Indians and a small body of American troops under the 
command of ""Colonel Gist. Early in the morning of the 
31st of August, Simcoe, having been well prepared with 
plenty of troops and provisions, set out with the expecta- 
tion of betraying the American troops down the Mile Square 
Road, at the same time to advance his flanks both on the 
right and left, which movement he says " would be perfectly 
concealed by the fall of the ground upon his right and by 
the woods (Cortlandt's) upon the left ; and he meant to gain 
the heights in the rear of the enemy, attacking whomsoever 
should be within by his Cavalrv and such Infantry as 
might be necessary. In pursuance of these intentions 
""Lt.-Col. Emmerick with his Corps was detached from the 
Queen's Rangers and Legion, as Lt.-Col. Simcoe thought, 
fully instructed in the plan," which was that he should post 
his command in the woods (Cortlandt's) on the west side of 

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the upper house, the residence of Frederick De Voe ; but 
instead he placed them nearly a half of a mile south and 
opposite Daniel Devoe's house. However, says Simcoe, 
" Emmerick most unfortunately mistook the nearer house 
(Daniel De Voe's) for one at a greater distance, tJie names 
being the same, iiwd there he posted himself, and sent from 
thence a patrole forward upon the road before Lt.-Col. Sim- 
coe could have time to stop it. This patrole had no bad effect, 
not meeting- with an enemy ; had a single man of it desert- 
ed or been taken the whole attempt had probably been 
abortive. Lt.-Col. Simcoe, who was half-way up a Tree, on 
the top of which was a drummer-boy, saw a flanking party 
of the enem}' approach. The Troops had scarcely fallen 
into their ranks when a smart firing was heard from the 
Indians, who had lined the fences of the (Mile Square) road 
and were exchanging shot with Lt.-Col. Emmerick, whom 
they had discovered. The Queen's Rangers moved rapidly 
to gain the heights, and ^"^"Lt.-Col. Tarleton immediately 
advanced with the Hussars and the Legion Cavalry. Not 
being able to pass the fences in his front, he made a circuit 
to return further upon their right, which being reported to 
"'"Lt.-Col. Simcoe, he broke from the column of the Ran- 
gers with the Grenadier Company, and directing ""Major 
Ross to conduct the Corps to the heights, advanced to the 
road, and arrived, without being perceived, within ten yards 
of tlie Indians. They had been intent upon the attack of 
Emmerick's Corps and the Legion ; they now gave a yell and 
fired upon the Grenadier Company, wounding four of them 
and Lt.-Col. Simcoe. They were driven from the fences, 
and Lt.-Col. Tarleton with the Cavalry got among them 
and pursued them rapidly down Courtland's ridge. That 
active officer had a narrow escape : in striking at one of the 
fugitives he lost his balance and fell from his horse ; luckily 
the Indian had no bayonet and his musket had been dis- 

Another version of the affair, from one of those engaged 
in it on the British side, appeared set forth in the press in a 


Spirit of jealousy, when he notices his as " A genuine ac- 
count of the late affair at Kingsbridge " : "The British 
Troops fell in with a party of 60 Light Infantry of the 
Rebels and 48 Stockbridge Indians, under the command of 
the son of '""Ninham, about a mile from our lines, when 
Colonel Tarleton, with the Cavalry of the Legion (late 
Pennsylvania Dragoons) and part of the Queen's Rangers, 
charged and pursued them a considerable distance. Seve- 
ral of the rebel Light Infantry and nineteen Indians were 
killed on the field, refusing quarter, and many are supposed 
to have perished in the woods of their wounds. """Nin- 
ham's son was killed and ten prisoners taken, among them 
a rebel Captain and two Indians," 

Simcoe says : " The Indians fought most gallantly ; they 
pulled more than one of the Cavalry from their horses. 
French, an active youth, bugle-horn to the Hussars, struck 
at an Indian, but missed his blow ; the man dragged him 
from his horse and was searching for his knife to stab him, 
when, loosening French's hand, he luckily drew out a 
pocket-pistol and shot this Indian through the head, in 
which situation he was found." 

Then a Lieutenant of Col. Emmerick's Corps sets forth 
" A detail of the whole proceedings of the detachment that 
day, the truth of which can be testified by all that were pre- 
sent." He says : " Detachments from the Queen's Rangers, 
Chasseurs, De Lancey's Second Battallion, and Legion Dra- 
goons, under the command of Lieut. -Colonels Simcoe, Em- 
merick, and Tarleton, marched the road to Mile Square for 
four miles. About 10 o'clock they took their several posts 
— viz., the Rangers and Legion Dragoons in a wood on the 
right ; the Chasseurs, Light Infantry, and Riflemen on the 
left ; Lt.-Col. Emmerick with Dragoons and some Light 
Infantry in the centre. At 12 o'clock ""Lt.-Col. Emmerick 
discovered a body of rebel Infantry of between 50 and 60 
Indians coming down the road directly for him. He imme- 
diately made an attack on them, and then kept retreating 
by degrees in order to draw them through the right and 

DANIEL. 135 

left wings; which as soon as he found by the warm firing of 
his Light Infantry and Riflemen and the Grenadiers of the 
Rangers was accomplished, he immediately faced about 
and ordered a charge by his own Dragoons accompanied by 
those of the Legion, which by their activity and spirited 
behaviour, together with that of the Infantry then engaged, 
very soon put a period to the existence of I'J Indians and a 
number of Rebels. There were 10 prisoners taken, amongst 
them one Captain and two Indians of the Stockbridge tribe. 
Our loss was two killed of the Legion, two of the Chas- 
seurs, and three of the Queen's Rangers wounded. Amongst 
the slain was the young Indian chief ""Ninham. The old 
Sachem Ninham has since been found dead of his wounds in 
'"'Col. Cortlandt's fields." 

The several versions of this brutal affair, made princi- 
pally by officers engaged in it, were all on the British side, 
and which clearly prove that there were but a small body 
of American troops engaged, including the Indians — per- 
haps less than 100 all told — while the British troops outnum- 
bered them nearly or quite five to one ; and these were 
picked men, drawn from both Infantry and Cavalry, under 
the command of at least three able and distinguished offi- 
cers, who had sufficient skill to draw these improperly-armed 
Indians into an ambuscade where Infantry and Cavalry en- 
closed and broke them up in detail, and being well mounted 
were enabled to cut them down as they attempted to escape, 
the Indians having but little idea of resistance against 
Cavalry, especially when their muskets were generally with- 
out bayonets, and at this time were unloaded. 

Several of these Indians escaped through the woods and 
swamps ; others ran down the ridge and across a small 
bridge over Tippet's Brook, a half of a mile from this 
place, where on the other side a few of them hid among 
the rocks and bushes. '"'Bolton says : " The Cavalry, 
being unable to scale the rocks, called upon the fugitives 
to surrender, promising them as a condition for so doing 
life and protection. Upon this three ventured to throw 


themselves upon the mercy of the British soldiers, and 
were immediately drawn out by the Bridg-e and there 
killed, since which period this Bridge has been known as 
* Indian Bridge.' " 

The author's grandmother, then a young woman of 18 
years of age, with several others of the family, the next day 
after the battle visited a portion of the grounds where this 
butchery took place, the part of which was on her father's 
land leased from '"'Colonel Philips. Here she saw a great 
many dead Indians, and one British trooper in particular, 
whom she said laid there alongside of a fence, which she 
pointed out to the then troublesome lad previously intro- 
duced, and she added " that he was a fine, tall, splendid- 
looking young soldier, whose looks she had never for- 

Several of the wounded soldiers were taken both to 
Frederick and Daniel De Voe's houses, where their wounds 
were dressed and cared for ; and one poor Indian was 
brought to the hitter's house a most distressing looking ob- 
ject, having one side of his head or face cleaved down by a 
sabre cut almost to the chin. Here he was nursed several 
weeks, when he was able to get away to some of his com- 
rades north, where he finally got well, but with a face 
frightfully disfigured. Others there were afterwards found 
maimed, and the old chief ^'^'Ninham was so badly wound- 
ed that he must have soon after died ; yet before his death 
he was able to crawl down the hill to a running bi"ook to- 
wards '°'*Jesse Husted's house, where his body was after- 
wards found b}^ the peculiar action of the house dogs, who 
went away from their home for several days after the battle 
and then came sneaking back, looking fairl}' gorged and 
bringing with them a horrid smell, when they were sus- 
pected of having eaten dead human flesh. Afterwards they 
were followed, when the remains of Ninham's body, which 
had been nearly devoured by the dogs, were found, and 
also the mutilated bodies of two or three more, all of which 
were buried in this the " Indian Field," and several quite 

DANIEL. 137 

large stones piled on their graves, not as monuments, but to 
keep these half-starved animals from opening the graves of 
these patriotic and brave Indians. 

Several weeks after the battle the author's Grandfather, 
while passing through a small swamp on his farm, picked 
up a French musket considerably rusted, which had been 
thrown down by an Indian in his jflight to escape ; and that 
same old musket, some fifty years after, while on a visit to 
the homestead, was the cause of a very severely bruised 
shoulder of the author, who, boy-like, surreptitiously took 
it down from the two wooden hooks which were nailed to 
the heav}'' beams overhead in the dining-room, where this 
important \y\itCQ oi furniture always was found hanging, well 
charged, ready to destroy the crafty fox, the offensive 
skunk, the blood-thirsty weazel, or the swift-winged chicken- 
hawk, which at that period were plentiful and the common 
enemy of the poultry -yard. 

About three years after the massacre of the Stockbridge 
Indians another battle took place, which ended near Daniel 
Devoe's house, in which several of the enemy's musket-balls 
w^ere lodged, and one or two struck the stone steps at the 
front-door, where two officers were conversing with one of 
the inmates of the family. 

The battle began early on the morning of the 3d of Jidy, 
1781, some two miles south, towards Kingsbridge, between 
the British troops, under "°'Lt. -Cols. Emmerick and '"'Prue- 
schenck, numbering 330 men, part of which were Cavalry ; 
attacked a small body of Continentals who occupied tempo- 
rarily Fort Independence, where they held the British 
Troops at bay until the latter were reinforced by '"'Lt.-Col. 
de Wurmb with the rest of the Yager Corps from Kings- 
bridge, who were then able to assail the Continentals on 
all sides, when they were obliged to fall back "as far 
as Deveaiix's house," where they joined the main line, 
which extended across to William's Bridge. From the 
latter place a body of Continentals advanced and drove 
back Lt.-Col. Emmerick, who retreated to the Spiten Devil 


River, where he was assisted to escape b}? 200 refugees 
from Morrisania. There were several killed and wounded 
on both sides. 

'"Daniel De Voe remained on his farm as long as he 
lived ; but no doubt the verj^ severe injuries received from 
the Cow Boys in the year 1778, then being without proper 
medical assistance, much exposure, and the want of nour- 
ishing food, hastened his death, which occurred about the 
year 1779, leaving a wife, and children as follows: ""Han- 
nah, '"^Mary, ^'"Rebecca, '"Isaac, °'^Sarah, "^John, and "'Hes- 
ter, b. 1773. His wife died in 1799, 

^'^Haniiah, b. 1756; m. ""Capt. John Murphy, who sailed 
out of New York ; left no children. She died in 1817. 

^"""Mary, b. 1758 ; married '"'Frederick Brown about 
the opening of the Revolution, but before the ceremony 
had taken place Fort Washington was about being at- 
tacked by the British troops, when Frederick with his 
brother, '"'Hendrick, armed themselves and proceeded 
down to join the Provincial troops at that place ; but be- 
fore they reached Kingsbridge they found the British 
troops had surrounded the fort and were cannonading it 
in ever}^ direction. After waiting for some time they heard 
the fort had been taken and all were made prisoners, so they 
returned home somewhat disappointed, although quite sat- 
isfied with their escape. 

After the death of '"Daniel De Voe, Frederick Brown 
(his son-in-law) took possession of the farm until the confis- 
cation of all '°"Col. Philips' Manoi", in 1785, when Mr. Brown 
purchased it and resided there until his death, which oc- 
curred in 1834, aged 81 years. ""Mary, his wife, died in 
1847. Had children, ""Isaac, "'Frederick, ""Elizabeth, 
""Alliday, ""James, "'"Abbey, ""Hannah M., "^^Hetty (or 
Hester), "''Mary, and "''William. 

^''"'Isaac, b. 1778 ; m. '"Sarah De Voe (see Frederick De 

^''^ Frederick, b. 1780, and ^'^'^ Hester, b. 1795 ; remained 

DANIEL. 139 

"''Elizabeth, b. 1782; m. ''''Samuel Briggs, who was his 
second wife. 

''''Alliday (or Auley), b. 1784; m. "'"Caleb Smith. She 
died in 1870. 

'''■'James, h. 1786; m. '""Diana Morgan. 

''■"Abbey, b. 1788 ; m. ''^nVm. Sullivan. 

'-■''Hannah AT., b. 1791 ; m. '"'Edward Briggs. 

''''Mary, b. 1797; m. '""Elias R. Brevoort. She died in 
1874. No children. 

'"'William, h. 1799; m. ""Caroline Haskins. 

'''Rebecca, b. 1760; m. ""John De Voe (her half-cousin). 
(See ""Frederick De Voe, p. 60.) 

"'Isaac, b. 1763 ; died unmarried. 

'''Sarah, b. 1768 ; m. ""'John White ; had several children. 

'"John, b. 1770; born in Westchester County, N. Y 
married ""Dorothy Fowler in 1800, daughter of "''Moses 
Fowler, of East Chester. She died in 1840 ; he died in 1856 
Had children, ^'^Hannah, "'nViUiam (b. 1804, dead), ""Daniel 
"'Charlotte Eveline, "'"Hester, "'"Aulevia, "='Julia Ann, ""Eliza 
beth Ann, ""Abraham Odell, "='Moses Fowler, and "'^Re 
becca T. 

""Hannah, b. 1802; m. ""'James Wilson; residence in 
Harlem ; had ""^Charlotte, ""'George (b. 1824, died 1874), 
and ""'William Henry (b. 1826, died young). 

""Charlotte, b. 1819; m. """Henry Stever. 

'"Daniel, b. 1806; m. '"""Margaret Wilson in 1829; had 
""David W., ""Daniel J. (b. 1837; single), "^'Georgiana, and 
"'"Margaret J. ""Daniel died in 1884. 

''''David W., b. 1832 ; m. ''"'Helen Case. He died in 1858. 

'""^Georgiana, b. 1839; m. ""'Isaac Wright. 

'""Margaret J., b. 1842; m. ""'John Gray. She died in 

'"Charlotte E., b. 1807; m. ""'Jacob Buckhout ; had 
""^Mary Ann, ""^saac Cragier, ""'John De Voe, ""'George 
Washington. """Henry, "'"Benjamin Franklin, ""Emma, 
"'^Lewis (b. 1846), and ""James Woolsey (b. 1850) ; two last 
single. The wife (""Charlotte E.) died in 1875. 


''''MarfA.,h. 1829; m. ^'^'^Charles H. Booth in 1856; had 
''"John De Voe (b. 1858, died young). 

'""Isaac C, b. 1830; m. ^"''Emma R. Moses in 1853 ; had 
="7ennie Smith, b. 1854; ^"'George Augustus, b. 1856; and 
''"Craig Elliot, b. 1859. The father died in 1874. 

'""3^o/in D., b. 1832 ; m. =*^"Harriet Steven Weeks in 1861 ; 
had '""Edward Weeks, b. 1862, and ''''Arthur Livingston, b. 

''"'Georo-e IV., b. 1835 ; m. '""Emma Aldrich in 1865 ; had 
''"Frank R., b. 1866, and '"'^George, b. 1872. George W. died 
in 1873. 

''''Henry, b. 1837 ; m- ""Sarah E. De Voe (b. 1839) i" ^859 ; 
had "'"Genevieve Strang, b. i860; '"''Harriet Weeks, b. 
1861, died 1864 ; '"'^Charlotte Webb, b. 1863 ; '"'"Frank Webb, 
b. 1865, died 1866; '"'"Minnie Janes, b. 1867. 

'^^^ Benjamin i^, b. 1840; m. '""Amanda Ester in 1867; 
had '"'^Henry De Voe, b. — ; '""Estelle, b. — ; '"'^Mary 
Eveline, b. — ; and '""Annie. 

''''Emma, b. 1843; m. '''"John J. Ferdon in 1866; had 
""^Emma Eveline, b. 1868, died in 1870. The mother fol- 
lowed her last child soon after. 

'''Hester, b. 181 1; m. '"'"William J. Woolsey in 1834. 
Moved to Sullivan Co., N. Y., where he died in 1878. Had 
children, '^'"Hester, '"'"Caroline, '"'William Jay, '""Alexan- 
der, '""James P., '^"Abraham O. '"'' William J., b. 1843 ; un- 

'^''Hester, b. 1835 ; m. '"''Herman Deane ; had children. 

'''"Caroline, b. 1837 ; m. '""William Bisland ; had children. 
She died in 1859. 

'''"'' Alexander, b. 1840; m. '"''Augusta Lee ; had children. 

'^'^ James P., b. 1842 ; m. '"'"Catharine Jones. 

''''Abraham O., b. 1845 ; m- '''"Elmedia Deane. 

''"Aulevia, b. 1813 ; m. '"'"David Skidgell ; had '"'Tsaac F., 
b. 1847 (m.'"''Anne Tienken ; had children); '""Mary Jane, 
b. 1849 (m. '"''John Kerr); '""Adaline, b. 185 1 (m. '""Hirara 
Olmstead ; she died in 1872, he died in 1878) ; '""Washing- 
ton, b. 1854 (m. '"'"Jane Kerr). 

DANIEL. 141 

^"'Julia Ann, b. 1815 ; m. '"'Henry Purdy ; left no chil- 
dren. She died in 1864. 

'''Elizabeth Ann, b. 1817; m. ^""Edward Hamilton. He 
died in 1858. Left children, '""Isaac Buckout, ''"'Moses De 
Voe, '^"'Walter, '^"^Rebecca, "^'^Dorothy, '^""Theodore, and 
=■ ^"'Charles. 

^^°"'Moses De Voe Hamilton was a non-commissioned officer 
in the 17th Regt., Westchester Co., N. Y., when the Rebel- 
lion commenced, but was reoi"ganized, when Moses D. was 
enrolled as a private in the same Company and Regiment. 
In 1863 the Regiment was ordered to Baltimore, then to 
Fort Marshall, and afterward to Fort McHenry ; and be- 
fore the battle of Gettysburg took place they were with- 
drawn ; their term of service had expired. 

^-^Abrahani O., b. 1821 ; m. '""^Emeline Burgess; had 
°'°John H., "'Louisa, "Teter S., and '"Hester. '"Abraham 
O. died in 1856. 

''""John //., b. 1839; ^^''- '''''Catharine Reed in 1870; had 
"*Cora, b. 1872, and "^^Ibert, b. 1877. 

^^'Lonisa, b. 1842 ; m. '"'"Capt. David Philips. Resides in 
West Farms. 

'''Peter S., b. 1844; m. '^" Alice Billet; had ""George, b. 
1 87 1, and '"Charles, b. 1876. Resides in city of New York. 
His wife (Alice) died in 1879. 

"'Hester, b. 1846; m. '^^'George Fowler; had '"'Lilly 

''"Moses F., b. 1823 ; m. ""Phebe Lawrence in 1846. 
Lives at Dobb's Ferry. No children. 

"'Rebecca T., b. 1825 ; m. '"nVilliam McGee ; had '"'Jo- 
sephine L., """William, Jr., and '""Lewis. '"""'Josephine L., b. 
1846; m. '"'Cortland Lake. The mother died in 1872. 
■ '''Hester, b. 1773 ; m '^^"Phineas Rich ; had '^''Frederick, 
''^"Thomas, and '^^'Ann Elizabeth. 

''''Ann E., b. 1810; m. '^^^Jacob D. Odell, b. 1802; had 
^"^Abraham, b. — ; '^^"Charles, b. — ; and '^"Eugene, b. — . 


*'" C^OSEPH (the son of Frederick ist) was born in Mor- 
,y risania about the year 1696. He came early to the 
city of New York, where he learned the trade of a cord- 
wainer ; was made a Freeman in 1726; married the previ- 
ous year to "'"Sarah Blom, who died soon after. His second 
wife was '"''Sarah Montayne. On a petition for the removal 
of the Sheriff, ^"''"William Cosby, in 1737, hesigns his name 
Joseph de Vou, and the year following he is enrolled in '""'Cap- 
tain Abram Bolen's Company for duty, and rents lot No. 150, 
at £4 per year, which was found located in Chambers Street, 
and in 1764 he renews his lease for twenty years. After- 
wards his name was found usually written Devon. 

He died in 1774, and in his will he wishes his body to be 
buried in the " Old Dutch Church " yard, and his wife 
Sarah to occupy his dwelling-house, wherein she lived until 
her death. They had children, "'"Frederick, '"Aaron, ""An- 
na, '^'Joseph, Jr., "=Sarah, ""Abigal (b. 1744, d. 1803), and 

"""^ Frederick, b. 1730; m. '""'Elizabeth Angevine about 
1756. He followed the same trade as his father, was made 
a Freeman in 1761, signed a petition to rescind a law against 
building houses of wood in 1774, and in 1792 had his shop 
at 42 Warren Street. Had "^Trederick, ""Joseph, ""Re- 
becca, ""John, ""Jane, and "^"Elizabeth. 

""''Frederick, b. 1757, continued in the same business as his 
father; married '""'Mary Day in 1784. He died in 1829. 
Had children, ""Jane, "^'Joseph (b. 1791, d. 18 12), ""James, 
•^^Frederick (b. 1796, d. 181 5), ""John (b. 1798), "'^William (b. 
1799, d. 1 821), ""Mary, "''"Henry, and "'"Jacob. It was said 
""Frederick and '"William were drowned near Newark, 

JOSEPH. 143 

'"'Jane, b. 1787; m. ''''Samuel Hopping. Had children. 

'''James, b. 1794; m. =*'^Mary Van Gelder ; had '^"Marga- 
ret, ""Sarah Jane, '""Jacob, and ""James. The father died in 
1836 and the mother in 1871. 

'''Margaret, b. 1827 ; m. '^'"Allen Hi Hiker. 

'''Sarah Jane, b. 183 1 ; m. '^''James Hilliker. 

'''Jacob, b. 1832; m. '*'^Mary Murray. 

"'James, b. 1836; m. '^"Margaret Harkins. 

'"Mary,h. i8o2 ; m. ''""Joseph Nelson. Moved to Tren- 
ton, N. J. 

'''Henry, b. 1804; m. ""'Margaret Allen. He died in 
1830, N. Y. City. 

"'Jacob, b. 1806 ; m. '"= Rachel Allen in 1827. He died in 
1843 ^"d his widow in 1839. Had ""Susan Adelia, '°'Henry, 
'"Jacob Frederick, and ""William Patten, 

"'Susan A., b. 1827 ; m. '""'Robert C. Allen. 

"'Jacob F., b. 1831 ; m. ""'Anna Maria Wines; had chil- 
dren, "'Helen (b. 1857 ; m. ""^Abraham Relay) and ""Eliza (b. 
i860; unmarried in 1878). 

"'Joseph, b. 1759; m. ""'Lettie Cutwater; had ""John, 
'"Mary, '^'Catharine, '"Henry, '"Joseph, and '"Aaron. "'Mary 
married ""^Thomas Harris ; the others no other account of. 

"'John, b. 1780; m. '""Mary Thomas; had ""Joseph T. 
and '"John, b. 1804. 

''■'Joseph T., b. 1801 ; m. ""'Marinda King in 1821 ; had 
"'Mary Etta, "'Martha, '^"Alexander, '"William, and "'^Letty 

"'Mary Etta, b. 1822; m. '""Henry Havell in 1842; had 
""Henry D., b. 1848; '""'Emma, b. 1851 ; ""Martha, b. 1854; 
'"'Etta, b. 1856 ; ""^George, b. 1859 ; '""Nettie J., b. 1861 ; and 
""Wesley Joseph, b. 1865. 

"'Martha, h. 1824; m. "'^Benjamin Cope; had '"'Henry 
W., b. 1843 ; '"'"Charles C, b. 1845 ; ''''Benjamin T., b. 1847; 
""Mary Marinda, b. 1849 ; ''md ""Harriet Eliza, b. 1853. 

"'Alexander, b. 1827 ; m. ""Louisa Howard ; had "'Laura, 
'^'-nVilliam, '"George C, '^^Salina, and '""Frederick. 

"'Laura, b. 1854; m. ""WiUiam H. Canfield. 


. '''-'William, b. 1856; m. ''"■"]. S. Vanderhoof; had '^nVil- 
liam A., b. 1882, and ^'"Edward, b. 1883. 

'''George C, b. 1858; m. ='''"Sarah L. Haynes ; had °"Sa- 
rah L., b. 1879 ; '"'Salina A., b. 1881 ; and ''^Charles C, b. 1883. 

''"Salina, b. 1862 ; m. ="'^'Seth Bonnett ; had children. 

'''Letty P., b. 1838 ; m. '^^^Lawrence Charles ; had ^'^'"Wil- 
liam R., b. 1858 ; '"'Letty F., b. 1861 ; '"^Martha R., b. 1864; 
'^''Lawrence A., b. 1866 ; ""^Minnie E., b. 1870; and '^''George 
-Wesley, b. 1874. 

'^'Rehixca, b. 1765 ; m. '"'^Ivory White, a watchmaker and 
jeweller, etc., at No. 262 Greenwich Street, N. Y., where 
at an early period he was a large manufacturer. 

'^'Jane, b. 1772 ; m. ^'"John Sanxay, a prominent uphol- 
sterer in New York. 

'''Elizabeth, b. 1775 ; m. ^''"William Ketcham ; had chil- 
dren, one of which became eminent as a lawyer. His wife 
died in 1866. 

'^' Aaron, b. 1734; early in life was apprenticed with a 
carpenter, and, after serving out his time in the city of New 
York, he was employed in 1757 by ^''"Col. James Montres- 
sor to work for the Government, then at war with the 
Prench and Indians. In the month of August of that year 
is found: " Saturda}^ 13"'. — '^^Aaron Devoe, Carpenter, 
came in last night from Fort VV"^. Henry. His certificate 
from '°"M^ Gordon is for 56 days at 7 shillings per da}^ 17 
da3's sick, and he worked at Fort W"". Henry 16 days. His 
whole pay amounts to ^28 3^. 6^."* The next year, 1758, 
he married '"'Maria Van Wey, and eleven years after, 1769, 
was made a Freeman. In 1787 he advertises a lost pocket- 
book, which he found at Leak's Dock. Two years after he 
is paid a bill of ^11 '^s. ^d. by the city for repairing the Cor- 
poration Dock. He was then living on Broadway below 
Trinity Church in a house which he owned, but which he 
sold about 1800 to ''""James Arden for ;^75o, and the next 
year he is found a farmer in Bergen County, N. J., where 

* Collections N. Y. Hist. Society,- 1881, p. 29. 

joSEni. t45 

he resided until his death, which occurred in 1818, aged 84 

In his will he leaves his wife, Maria, *' 20 acres of Cedar 
Swamp and 3 square meadows on the west side of the 
Turnpike road leading from Hackensack to Hoboken in the 
Bergen Woods, also tiie Homestead adjoining the road lead- 
ing to Bull's Ferry with 60 acres, near the Bull's Ferry," 
and to his grandson, Aaron, he leaves ^^300. His children 
appear as follows : '"'"Joseph, ""'Catharine, "'Aaron, '"Maria, 
""Sarah, ""^John, "^Teter, ""Elizabeth, and ""'William. 

''"Joseph, b. 1757 ; m. '"^'Alchie Burdett in 1778. She was 
born in 1758. 

He became early engaged in business and continued 
many years, by which he accumulated several lots of ground 
on Greene, Broome, Grand, Sullivan, and Wooster Streets, 
which he held until they became valuable ; he then sold a 
number to '""Jacob Bogert, on what was then known as 
Concord Street, soon after the War of 1812. Afterwards he 
erected several houses; one of which he resided in was on 
the 5th of October, 1824, burnt down. This one was located 
on Greene Street, and in less than one month after his death 
took place, aged 6j years. His family then removed into 
No. 89 Sullivan Street, where on the 15th of December, 
1825, they were again burnt out, the fire consuming the 
whole block, principally all wooden buildings. Had chil- 
dren, """Henry, '"""John, '""'Joseph, '""'Mary, and '""'Catharine. 

''^Henry, b. 1779; m. ist, ; 2d, '"'"Elizabeth Harris; 

had '""'Letty, b. 1801, when his first wife died. 

"""yohn, b. 1781 ; m. '"^Thebe Somes ; had '""'Joseph, b. 
1804; '"""John, b. 1806: '""^Matilda A., b. 1809; '""Thebe S., 
b. 181 1 ; and """Catharine R., b. 1813. 

"""Joseph, b. 1783 ; m. '""Jemima Ackerman. He was a 

'""W^rj/, b. 1786 ; m. '"'"Thomas Harris ; said to have left 
no children. 

'""'Catharine, b. 1788 ; m. '""Richard Ryal. 

""'Catharine, b. 1759; m. '"'^Gabriel Ward in New York; 


in the grocery business back of Trinity Church ; had "'"'Jo- 
siah, ='^°Samuel, '^"^^James, and ='^=Silas. 

^'""Aaron, b. 1762; m. ''"'Mary Youmans ; had children, 
""Hannah, ""Elizabeth, "'^Katie, and ""Aaron. 

''''Hannah, b. 1785 ; m. ^^"Hendrick White; had children. 

^"''Elizabeth, b. 1787 ; m. ''"Richard Wight; had children. 

'''''Katie, b. 1789; m. ''^'Trederick Mabie ; had children. 

'"''Aaron, b. 1792 ; m. '""Elizabeth Elkins ; had "'^Maria 
Cornelia, b. 1815, and ""Ann Elizabeth, b. 1817, when his 
wife died. He married a second wife and died two months 
after. Lived near Shrewsbury and Shark River, New 

'''Maria, b. 1764 ; m. '''"John Fawpel ; she was his second 
wife; he was a dentist, etc., in New York City; had 
'^^'Helen, '""Catharine, "'^'Hannah Margaret, '""Peter, and 

""Helen, b. 1800; m. "^^Isaac Collins; had '"^John, 
"'"Jesse, '""Cyrus, and '"^^George. 

'"'Catharine, b. 1802 ; m. '""James Webb, who was a 
prominent builder for many years in city of New York. 
She died in 1866, leaving several children. 

'"'Hannah M., b. 1805 ; m. '"'"George Goodheart, an old 
Washington Market butcher; yet living (in 1879), retired 
and enjoying excellent health. Had '""George H., '""'James, 
'""Peter, '"^^Annie M., '"'^ared W., '""^Margaret, '""'John A.^ 
and '"^'Charles E. 

'"Teter, b. 1807; m. '"'"Margaret Byron. Yet living in 

"""Maria, b. 1809; died unmarried in 1832. 

'""Sarah, b. 1766 ; m. '"""James Seargent, somewhat famous 
as a New York auctioneer ; had '""'Maria, '""""Catharine, 
'""'Sarah, '""^William, '""^Ann Eliza, '""^ames, '""'Lucretia, 
'""'Caroline, and '"""Washington. 

^''John, b. 1770; m. """Maria Hoffman. He was a sculp- 
tor and also in the stone-cutting business; he became en- 
gaged in the erection of the City Hall (Park) in 1802, and 
worked on it to its completion. Had children, ""Catharine 

josEPrt. ■ 147 

Ward, ""'John, "'Teter, "'"'Rachel, "=°Maria, ""Samuel Ward, 
'"^Daniel Megie, and "■'^\nii Eliza. 

""'Catharine IV., b. 1804; m. ist, """Thomas Stoughton ; 
had ""nVilliam, ^""^'Kate, "°^Lorena, ^""'James, and """Henri- 
etta, when Stoughton died. Cat/iari/w's second husband was 
""Alexander McPherson, by whom she had ""'Annie, """John 
and ""Daniel (twins), and ""Emma. ""Catharine Ward 
Devoe died in 1882. 

""'^o/in, b. 1806; supposed to have died unmarried 

""'PeUr, b. 1808; m. "'-Jenny Bowne. 

''''Rachel, b. 1810; m. ""William H. S. Bailey; no chil- 

"''° Maria, b. 1812 ; died single when 20 years of age. 

'"'Samuel W., b. 1814; m. "'*Ann Elizabeth Lansing; 
had children,'"" William Henry, '"''Emily, ""Louisa, ""George 
Washington, and '"''Henrietta. 

''"■'William H., b. 1836; m. ""Maria Burhand ; had chil- 
dren, '"'"Ann Elizabeth, b. 1861 (who suddenly died in 1880 
while at a ball); '"^"Annie, b. 1863; '"^'William, b. 1865; 
'"^''Susan, b. 1866; '"'^Cornelia, b. 1868; '"'^Charlie, b. 1870; 
and '"^^Julia, b. 1872. 

""■'Emily, b. 1838; m. "'"William Enderby ; had children, 
""William, Jr., ""Samuel, and "'"Harry, when he (Enderby) 
died. Emily's second husband was """William Valleau, by 
whom she had ""Hattie, ""Freddy, and ""Benjamin. 

'''' Louisa, h. 1839; m. ""Oliver Puff in 1861 ; had children. 

'"''George W., b. 1841 ; m. ""Eliza J. Burroughs in i860; 
had children, '"^"Ida Lansing ; ""Lillie May, b. 1867 ; "^'Cor- 
nelius Frank, b. 1879. 

""'Ida L., b. 1862 ; m. "'"James Hunt in 1879. 

"''Henrietta, b. 1843 ; "i- '""William Frederick Moore in 

""■"■Daniel M., b. 1816; m. ""Elizabeth Gibson in 1839; 
had '"'"Edward Charles (b. 1842 ; not married), ""Emma, 
""Elizabeth, ""Daniel Megie (b. 1848, d. 1880), '""William 
S. and '""Mary B., twins (b. 1852 ; unmarried), ""Arthur (b. 


1855), '""Eloise (b. 1858). The wife of "'^Daniel M. {Eliza- 
beiJi) died in 1879. 

^"^^ Edward C, b. 1840; m. "'"Mary E. Fairgrievein 1862; 
had ""Bessie. Died in 1880. 

^"^"Einma, b. 1844; m. "'"James H. Bartholomew in 1871. 

'"''Elizabeth, b. 1846; m. ""Deming B. Smith in 1881. 

'"''Ann Eliza, b. 1819; m. "''John McCullagh in 1837. 
He died in 1858. He went early to Memphis, Tennessee, 
where he was prominent in business. 

"''^Peter, horn 177^; m. "''Jane Bonnell (b. 1775) in 1797; 
by trade a stone-cutter and resided at No. 86 Chambers 
Street. He became somewhat prominent as a builder, and 
among the noted buildings which he was engaged in erect- 
ing his descendants point to the City Hall in the Park, in 
which he was employed as the Superintendent in its erec- 
tion. He died in 1821, aged 49 years, leaving children, 
""James Sargeant, '""Maria Woodruff, '""Jane Ann, '"^"Peter, 
""William, ""Catharine, and '""Eliza. 

'""James S., b. 1798 ; remained single. In 1820 he trans- 
ferred some property to his brother Peter, and in conse- 
quence of ill-health made a voyage to St. Jago de Cuba, 
where he died in 1826. 

'"''Maria IV., b. 1802; m. ""Capt. James Osborn, who 
sailed a vessel from New York to Philadelphia. She died 
also in 1826. 

'"''Jane Ann, b. 1804; m. ""James Leach; had children. 
She died in 1827. 

'"""Feter, b. 1806; m. ""Hester Hinman. Moved to Phila- 
delphia, where we find Peter Devon, stone-cutter, in Jones 
near South 6th Street. Had a son, '"''''James, b. 1831. 

'""William, b. 1808 ; m. ist, ""Sally Ann Hennion, b. 1812, 
whose three first children died young ; then followed "'"Wil- 
liam, Jr., ""George Washington, "="Henry Harrison, "'"Juli- 
ana, "'"Josephine, ""Eliza, ""'Jared Goodheart, and '""'Oscar 
(b. 1853 ; single), when his wife, ""Sally Ann, died 1857. Wil- 
liam, Sen , then married her sister, ""Eliza Hennion, by 
whom he had a daughter, '""'Rebecca H., born Aug. 10, 1861, 


who married "''Walter Scott Banta in 1878 ; had children, 
'""Oscar Devoe, b. Sept. 26, 1880, and "^"Lila, born Aug. 6, 

""William De Voe was by trade a printer and publisher, 
and Jn 1830 was in partnership with '""Caspar Childs in 
city of New York, publishing two newspapers, called the 
Transcript and the Jeffersonian, for several years ; but in 
consequence of ill-health Mr. De Voe moved to Tappan 
Town, where he opened a country store of various goods, 
which he kept for about 30 years. The locality was nearly 
opposite the old stone building of one story quite famous as 
the prison in which Major Andre was confined, and after- 
wards a tavern had been kept almost continually, a greater 
portion of the time by a Frenchman named ""Philip Dubay, 
who was the occupant and owner. In 1878 this old build- 
ing was closed, very much dilapidated and neglected, and 
the supposition was that it was without an owner. 

From this old stone building Andre was taken about 500 
yards on a hill in a south-westerly direction, where he was 
hung and his body buried. In 1822 a party of men was dis- 
covered one morning by ""Mr. Lawrence Mann (an old re- 
sident), then a boy, who went up to his grave and found 
several of them digging up the bones, which were after- 
wards taken to England. 

""William De Voe, Sen., died in 1873, aged 65 years. 
His first wife had children. 

^'"'William, Jr., b. 1836; m. ""Mary Louisa Parcels in 
1856; had children, "^^Clara, """lola, ""Elmira, and ""Isa- 

^'"'George W., b. 1839 ; '^i- ""Margaret J. Wilkins in 1864; 
had children, "°' Lizzie Louisa, b. 1865 ; ""George Washing- 
ton, b. 1872 ; and ""Walter Dunning, b. 1876. In 1861 he 
volunteered in 17th Regt , under ""Col. Lansing, serving 
out his term of enlistment. 

'"'^Hefirjy H., b. 1841 ; volunteered in Company K, 6th 
Regt. N. Y., as Corporal; was wounded at Cold Harbor, 
taken prisoner, and died in Cogswell Hospital in 1864. 


^'"•^ Juliana, b. 1843; "i- ""Samuel Haring ; had several 

''''Josephine, b. 1845 I m. ""George W. Tilt ; had children. 
'"''Eliza, b. 1847 ; m. "'"John Parsels. 

'"''Jared G., b. 1849; ^- ""Georgene Q. Melick ; had 
""Charlotte Louise, b. 1876, and ""Alice Estelle, b. 1881. 

'''Elizabeth, b. 1776; m. "^^Daniel Megie in 1788. For 
many years he resided on the corner of Staple and Harri- 
son Streets, N. Y. Had "^^'Mary Catharine, "^^Rachel Hal- 
sey, "^^Samuel Miller, "^^Eliza Ann, ""Daniel Halsey, "^'Mar- 
garet Emeline, "'^Catharine, and "'"Benjamin Gardiner. 

'"'Mary C.,h. 1790; m. ""'William Philips; had six chil- 

"""'Rachel H., b. 1793 ; m. "''John Vanderpool; also had six 

""^Samuel M., b, 1802; m. ""Ann Conklin ; had several 

""Eliza A., b. 1804 ; m. "'nVilliam McKinne ; had ""^Wil- 
liam Augustus, ""Joseph H., ""Margaret Emeline, and 
""George. Resided in New York City. 
'"'Daniel H., b. 1806; m. ""'Jane Conkhn, 
"''Margaret E., b, 1808 ; m, "'"John Stevens ; had ""John 
Oscar, ""George, ""Mary Louisa, and ""Margaret Emeline. 
'""Catharine, b. 1810; m. ""Peter W. Ludlum ; had chil- 
dren, ""William, b. 1833 ; "^^Elizabeth, b. 1838 ; ""Emma, b. 
1839; and ""Benjamin Franklin, b. 1841. The father lived 
but a few years after the birth of the last child; but the 
widow (""Catharine) in 1884 was enjoying excellent health 
and memory, besides being a remarkably young-looking 
woman for her age. 

""Benjamin (9., b. 1814 ; m. "'"Hannah M, Anderson ; had 
children. She died in 1878. 

'"Anna, b, 1736 ; m, ""John Blank in 1754; had children, 
""John, Jr., and ""Jasper. 

'"Joseph, Jr., b. 1738 ; m. ist, ""Lydia Huigh, by whom 
he had '"^William. She died soon after, when he married 
the second wife, ""Ann Colgrove. He resided in New 

JOSEPH. 151 

York City, was made a Freeman in 1765, and when troops 
were called for in 1776 he joined "'"Captain James Wessel's 
Compan}^ in the 3d Regt., in which he voted at an election 
for non-commissioned officers held at the Lower Barracks, 
then located on the north side of the City Hall, He wrote 
his name Devon, and resided at No. 7 Verlettenburgh Street 
(west end of Exchange Place). In 1796 he owned some 
pj-operty in (St.) John Street, " easterly by the ground of 
now or late William De Vous, which he and his wife Aqn 
transfirs " for the sum of ^^500 ; then he removes to No. 38 
Warren Street; in 1807 he is found at No. 62 same street. 
But one son is found. 

'"'''William, b. 1764; ist m. ""Maria Ling; had son, 
'""George, b. 1787; the mother died several years after. 
The father ("'^nVilliam) married again in 18 12, "'^Mary Pa- 
martin, in New York; had '""Samuel (b. 1813; died of yel- 
low fever in 1822), '"'"Mary (b. 1815 ; m. "''Henry Fryen), 
and '""William H. (b. 1817 ; married "'"Harriet Sharp). The 
father died in 1824; his widow lived in Brooklyn in 1878. 

^'"^ Sarah, b. 1742 ; m. ""Samuel Lagrange m 1759. 

^'"John, b. 1753 ; when his father died he was not quite 21 
years of age, and yet working in his father's shop ; in 1802 
he is found at No. 38 Warren Street, and two years after 
his death took place. 


430 CYOHN (or Johonnas) DE VOO was the son of the sec- 
^ ond Frederick De Voe, who resided at Morrisania, 
Westchester Co., N, Y., where John was born on the 6th 
day of February, 1728. When he became old enough he 
learned the trade of a cordwainer, after which he and his 
brother David crossed the East River and settled in the 
town of Bushwick, Long Island, where after a few years he 
married *°"Maria Bennett (a grandchild of ""Capt. Peter 
Praa) on the 25th of May, 1750. 

Soon after he purchased a farm in that place, where he 
became fully employed both at his trade and farming in 
their seasons ; the winter months he was engaged in making 
and mending boots and shoes, and when he was out of work 
at home he gathered up his kit and knapsack and sought 
work at the farm-houses, which at that period were " few 
and far between," and ofttimes when very busy he would 
not see his home or family for a week or more, much to the 
discomfort of his young wife and the little ones. After years 
of hard work and frugal living in the family household he 
was enabled to erect a substantial dwelling of stone, in 
which he lived until his death, although from present (1875) 
appearances several additions must have been made to this 
old homestead at various times as his prospects and family 
increased. The eastern portion has lately been removed, 
but the first erection, part stone and wood, still remains 
standing on the north side of the old " Bushwick Road," 
near the corner of a small, crooked lane, formerly called 
the " Wood Point Road," which once led to the general 
landing-place on the " Bushwick Creek," where the farmers 
of the neighborhood kept their strongly-made skiffs and 


row-boats which carried their various farm products to the 
New York markets. 

The " Old Homestead " now h:)oks quite dilapidated 
outside, but on entering through those old-fashioned half- 
doors on the front side you feel somewhat surprised at the 
good condition found throughout the inside. In the best 
room yet stands the corner closet, perhaps once used as the 
family sideboard, which also held, neatl}' arranged, the 
silver plate, the costly china and glassware, and the bright 
pewter platters which were occasionally set out for " com- 
pany " ; then, glancing upward at the broad, heavy ceiling- 
timbers, now appearing so low that a tall visitor of that day 
must have been in reality forced to pay his respects to the 
hospitable inmates when entering for fear that those solid 
and well-scoured beams, although but few and far between, 
would not only displace his Jiead-gear, but also a part of the 
scalp with it, if the graceful bow and removal of the hat was 
not performed at the proper moment. You then turn to the 
right and down a step or two into that ancient kitchen where 
the "colored help" was once in her glory, with her merry 
song and laugh, preparing the " daily bread " and the other 
good things which were drawn smoking hot out of the 
broad brick oven, the perfume of which was so very ac- 
ceptable to the tired and hungry farmers at the hour of noon. 

Another door, again to the right, you enter into the once 
comfortable sitting-room, where the thoughts go back one 
hundred years. On a cold winter's night your attention is 
drawn to the broad and deep fire-place, in which lay an 
enormous back-log, braced up by the heavy andirons stand- 
ing sentry in front, upon which lay piled up the blazing 
cord-wood, flashing back a heat that caused much shifting 
and changing in the family group, as well as the high-stand- 
ing screen behind them, before all are settled down for the full 
enjoyment of the comfortable and hospitable hearth of" Un- 
cle Johonnas Devoo." 

On the one side sat the wife in her home-made rocker, 
holding four long polished knitting-needles, teaching her 


anxious and ruddy-cheeked daughter the art of making 
those old-fashioned but warm and heavy woollen stockings 
and mittens, while on the other side sat "° " Uncle Johon- 
nas," holding a long, discolored pipe in one hand wdiile two 
fingers of the other held the handle of an old heirloom, a 
well-worn silver tankard, which had been previously filled 
with some excellent sparkling cider. Occasionally he 
glances around on the happy group ; perhaps one son is 
repairing a broken flail, which may be called into service 
the next day to thrash out on the spacious barn-floor the 
allotted number of rye sheaves or other grain as pastime of 
a cold, stormy day, or the father's attention is attracted to 
the more noisy youngsters, who are enjoying the hickories 
and black-walnuts, then finishing up with the spicy spitzes 
and the crisp Newtown pippins, while, sittmg at the chim- 
ney-side, one or two of the tribe are made happy with seats 
on the end of a laro-e orum-wood back-los^. 

Uncle Johonnas appeared to have been a very quiet, un- 
pretending, but a ver}^ industrious man, a hard worker in 
his 3'ounger days, having a well-proportioned frame, quite 
tall, and a pleasing countenance ; late in life he usually wore 
on his head a dark-colored, close-fitting woven cap. He 
was often seen around his farm late in life, with his faithful 
slave " Harry" trailing after him, examining the post-and- 
rail fencing or a break in the stone walls, when " Harry's" 
long experience was called upon, as he well knew how to 
repair or mend either piece of work to his master's satis- 
faction. In fact, all of his slaves wei-e generally true and 
faithful workers, as well as being truthful and honest. They 
were well cared for, wnth good food, warm clothing, besides 
some schooling ; and some of them were quite good scho- 
lars who could be trusted with a boat-load of market truck, 
when it was properly sold and accounted for by them on 
their return home ; while the colored girls w^ere brought 
up to all kinds of housework, attendance at church, and 
with many other proper pleasures as to make an industrious 
and a happy family. 


We again glance at the outside, or rather on the roof, 
of this old homestead, the shingles of which are bent and 
weather-worn ; in fact, age has destroyed about one-half of 
their original thickness, while many lay curved in various 
forms. The open garret, however, appears yet quite tight, 
as well also the partitioned spare bedrooms. 

Around the house the visitors found beautiful flowers 
and fine vegetables growing in the same old, rich loam 
which so many years before had been annually cultivated 
for these various products b}' its ancient possessor. 

On the opposite side, on the old Bushwick Road, a 
few yards west of the homestead, yet stands another old 
building which Uncle Johonnas had erected at first for a 
granary and winter roots, reserving a portion for his slaves ; 
afterwards it was altered for one of his sons, but he moved 
to other quarters ; then John, his grandson (son of William), 
after his marriage, occupied it, he being the farmer, where 
he lived, and in it he died. In 1878 it was yet quite a com- 
fortable dwelling, owned by "'^ Peter Cooper, Esq. 

On the north side of the homestead, some 300 feet dis- 
tant, once stood the ancient but very substantial barn, which 
also has a histor}-. 

During the Revolution, and while the British troops 
were in possession of the city of New York and Long Island, 
many persons were almost constantl}^ employed to cut 
wood, usually on Long Island near the water. These 
wood-choppers cut and destroyed, among the rest, all the 
valuable timber-trees to be found of any size, and especially 
the hickories and the white-oaks, nearly all of which were 
used as firewood ; and when the war closed there was not a 
timber-tree to be found in the neighborhood, especially on 
Long Island. 

Uncle Johonnas was anxious to have a new barn erect- 
ed, as the old one was very small and had been almost de- 
stroyed by the Hessian and other British troops, and he 
concluded that it would not pa}'^ to rebuild it, so he em- 
ployed a few carpenters and wood-choppers and with them 


crossed the North River into New Jersey, where he select- 
ed some fine white-oaks, which he had cut and hewn into 
the proper shape and size. These were launched into the 
North River, when they were towed with row-boats around 
into the East River and into Bushwick Creek, then landed 
and hauled to the ground, where a strong and well-built 
barn was erected, having the sides lined with boards and 
shingled outside. 

"''Charles Debevoice, now 84 years old (1879), purchased 
and moved this old building on his premises about the year 
1853. He told me that his father made all the nails and 
other iron- work used in this building, and they were wrought 
by his own hands, and now this old building appears good 
for another 100 years. 

Another attractive feature near the homestead, or per- 
haps less than one hundred yards west, on the old Bush- 
wick road, adjoining the farm of Uncle Johonnas, lay the 
" Old Bushwick Grave- Yard," nearly square in form, where 
all of the De Voo family and others who died previous to 
1828 were buried, since which period the progress of laying 
out streets and avenues, the erection of small tenements and 
other cheap-class houses has of late years brought so many 
residents of all sorts that it became impossible either to keep 
a fence around the premises or the rough and unruly boys 
out of the enclosure, as they made it a play-ground, built 
bonfires with the fencing, which split and otherwise defaced 
the head and tomb stones, and thus caused the ground to be 
made an open common for many years. 

Principall}^ all the old families or their descendants now 
living and who buried here have removed the remnants of 
their dead many years ago to other cemeteries. The re- 
mains of the De Voo family were i-emoved in 1829 to the 
Cypress Hill Cemetery. 

The lower or south part of this old grave-3'ard was set 
apart for the burial of the slaves, and it was said there were 
about forty of which belonged to the De Voo family alone. 
There were, however, no hewn head or foot stones to mark 


the place of the burial of any of them, but usually two small, 
flat, rough pieces of rock were found at the head and feet 
of each one, to tell the grave-digger that the place was oc- 
cupied by the body of a once faithful slave. 

The oldest grave known in this ground was said to have 
been made in 1655, but its tombstone was stolen by some 
relic-hunters man}^ years ago. Among those left, both of 
the white and brown head-stones, of which seme were badly 
broken; on them were deciphered the following inscrip- 
tions : 

*°^^Andnes Stockholm, geboren Den. 2g, 1696, en overleden ( ) en 28 Feb- 

ruary, 1773, Lynde 76 Jaren en 7 Moende. 
*°"Capt. Lawrence Coe, who died Aug. 24, 1780, aged 50 years. 
'^^^^ Abraham Bogert, died March 11, 1792, aged 69 years. 

^'^^^Francis Titus, departed this life May 31, 1799, aged 24 years, 11 months, and 

10 days. 
*^''''Francis Titus, departed this life April 13, 1802, aged 74 years, 
*^''^yohn Frederick Hentil, who departed this life Oct. 9, 1805, aged 50 years. 
""'^Aiin Anderson, wife of '^^^'^ Alexander Anderson, of New York, aged 22 years, 

"^"^ William Merril, died April li, 183 1. 
Hier Legt begraaven het Lichaam Van ^^'^^Isaac Lott, overlecden den 10 Feb., 1771, 

onde Lynde 66 Jaaren. 
*^'^'' Elizabeth Come, wife of *^'^'*Feter Corne, who died Aug. 30, 1780, aged 55 years. 

(Also) Peter Corne, husband of Elizabeth Corne, who died July 21, 1807, aged 

85 years, 
^^"""Peter Williams, fourth son of '""Capt. John Williams and "''^Mary Titus. 

Died — 14, 1797, aged i year, 9 months, and 20 days. 
"^^^"^ Patrick Weil, of Walton, Paisley, Scotland, who died on the 2gth of Aug., 

1799, aged 20 years and 27 days. 
*^^^Jl/aria, wife of *^^* Charles Bourem, died March 2, 1807, aged 69 years, il 

months, and 17 days. 
'^^''^ David Miller, died July 22, 1817, aged 61 years. 
^"^/saac Debevoice, born July 10, 1757, died Nov. 16, 1831, aged 74 years, 4 

months, and 6 days, 
^"^Sarah Ann (De Voe), wife of ^"""John Skillman, died Feb. 8, 1845, aged 26 

years, 8 months, and 17 days. (The last burial made in this old cemetery, no 


The records of the interments were in the possession of 


the Consistory of the old Reformed Church, who had taken 
charge of them since 171 1, and when interments ceased, 
which appears in 1845, they were placed in a trunk and 
carried to the loft of the New Bushwick Church near by, 
where dampness and mice destroj'ed them. The extension 
of Kingsland Avenue necessitated the removal of the re- 
mains, as the line of thoroughfare ran through or over this 
old burying-ground. The officers of this old (Bushwick) 
church met, and by a resolution made a contract to have 
the whole burial-ground dug over to the depth of six feet 
in the month of November, 1878 ; and when a plate or 
fragment of a cofifin sufficiently large to show the bones 
once enclosed was found, these were deposited in boxes 
subject to the order of friends or relatives ; but there were 
not one dozen which could be recognized. All the remain- 
ing bones were put in proper boxes and placed in a vault 
for that purpose. 

""John Devoo was a man in very good circumstances, as 
we find from the returns of the assessors for the year 1805 ; 
his real estate was down at the valuation of ;^7,950 and his 
personal at ;^500, which at that period placed him among 
the wealthiest of the neighborhood. 

He died in the year 18 13 and his wife soon after, leaving 
children, ""Maria, "^°John, "^'William, "''^Frederick, and 

'■"''^Maria, b. 1753 ; married '"'David Molenar in 1777 ; his 
name afterwards became known as Miller. He was a 
farmer and quite a trader in all sorts of property, by which 
he became prosperous. He died in 1817, and she lived to 
the great age of loi years — died in 1854. The}^ left chil- 
dren, ""David, Jr., '"'John, and '"'Maria. 

'''Wavid, b. 1778; m. "'"Rebecca Clevinger ; left no chil- 

"''^yohn, b. 1780; m. ""Elizabeth Luqueer ; had children, 
""Maria, ""Cornelia, ""Catharine M., ""Sarah, "''David, 
""John, "'"Elizabeth, and "'^Francis T. 

*''''' Maria, b. 1807 ; m. ' '"Henry Jackson in 1827 ; he died 


in 1862. Had children, "^'Elizabeth, b. 1831 ; "'=Henry, b. 
1833; ^'^'John Miller, b. 1836; '""Maria, b. 1841 ; ''"David, 
b. 1842; and ''^'Edward William, b. 1848. Among the old 
papers in Maria' s possession was a Dutch Psalm-Book which 
belonged to her great-grandmother (Johonnas' wife, ""''''Ma- 
ria Bennett) before her marriage, with her initials marked 
on the top edge of the leaves, MB. She also had two old 
family Bibles, one in Dutch and the other in English — both 
very ancient prints. 

"^''^ Cornelia, b. 1809 ; m.*"'Dr. George Cox ; had children. 

'''''Catharine M., b. 1811, and ''-'Elizabeth, b. 1820; un- 

*^^^Sarah, b. 1813 ; m. ''''John Howell ; no children. 

''^^David, b. 1815 ; m. '"'Jane Schuyler; had two children. 

''"''jfohn, b. 1818 ; m. "'"Susan Golden ; had one son. 

'''Trancis T., b. 1823 ; m. ""Elizabeth Crowlee ; had chil- 

'''^ Maria, b. 1783 ; m. ""Abraham Messerole ; had chil- 
dren, ""David, ""Abraham, Jr., ""Jeremiah Vanderbilt, and 

'"^"yohn, the first son of Johonnas, was born in 1756; he 
remained single, took up the trade of his father, and worked 
at it many years of his early life. By the death of his 
father he with his youngest brother, '°"Praw, inherited to- 
gether the large stone dwelling-house which their father 
had purchased from ""James Roosvelt, with about 35 acres 
of land attached to it, besides some 15 acres of the " Brook- 
lyn Woodlands," which he had purchased from ""Jacobus 
Suydam and ""Thomas Parcell ; and also to each (John and 
Praw) " 500 pounds Lawful currency." 

This old Roosvelt building took fire in the month of 
April, 1876, and was considerably damaged, but the loss 
was covered by insurance. The press say : *' No. 62 Bush- 
wick Avenue was an old stone structure formerly known as 
the ' De Voe Mansion,' having been occupied by "'"John 
(and) P. (Praw) Devoe, an officer in the Revolutionary 
Arm}', who was engaged in the Battle of Long Island. It 


is one of the few Revolutionary buildings left in Brookl3'n." 
John Devoo died (aged 85 years) in 1841. 
^"^^ William, b. 1760; married in 

" New York, June 10, 1792. 
" These are to Certify that on the 27 day of May, in the 
year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety- 
two, Williavi Devon and '""Sarah (M.) Bruce were joined to- 
gether in holy Matrimony. 

" As witnesseth my hand, "''John C. Kunze, 

" Protestant Minister." 

""William Devoo was an excellent farmer as well as a 
market-man in the proper disposition of his farm products. 
He resided in the old homestead, which after the death of 
his father he inherited with its 40 acres of excellent land at- 
tached, besides several acres of woodland and salt meadow. 
He usually attended the New York markets, " Fly and 
Cathaiine," m his row-boats. He died in 1832. Had 
•°'7ohn, "'"Catharine, and ""William Bennett. 

'"''John, b. 1795 ; m.^^'Ann Hegemanin 18 16; had "''Sarah 
Ann, "'7ohn, and "'"VVilliam Conselyea. The father died 
in 1866. 

''''Sarah A., b. 1818; m. ""'John SkiUman ; had "''Susan 
Frances, d. 1845. 

''''John, b. 1823; m. "''Ellen F. Townsend in 1849; had 
""Uretta Frances, b. 1850; ""John; "^'George W. ; and 
"**Sarah, b. 1856. The girls remained single. 

'''"-John, b. 1852 ; m. "^'Ada Allen, 1878. 

"'"George W,, b. 1853; m. ""Amelia Augusta Ewald ; 
had "^'William Hale and "''^Lettie Augusta. 

'''"Williavi <:■., b. 1828; m. ""Sarah Miller in 185 1 ; had 
""John SkiUman, "^nVilliam H., "'^George, and "°°Sarah. 

""^Catharine, b. 1798 ; m. ""Andrew J. Conselyea in 1825 ; 
had "^'John, "^"Sarah M., ""'Margaret, "''nVilliam, and 
"''Catharine Maria, b. 1836. 

^'''jFohn, b. 1827 ; m. *"'Rachel Beavres in 1852 ; had chil- 


''"Sarah M., b. 1829; m. ^""Sylvaiiiis Bedell. 

''''William, b. 1832; m. ^'"Sarali Marshall. He died in 

'°^'' William Bennett, h. 1804; m. ''"'"Henrietta Solomon in 
1827; had children/^'Sarah M., ""nVilliam Frederick, and 
"""Catharine Henrietta. 

''''Sarah M., b. 1828; m. "'''George T. Moore in 1847; 
had children. 

^"'George F., m. ""Catharine Henderson, both actors, in 
California. '""William B. died in 1836. "'"Frang G.,""Hen- 
rietia P., and '"'John T. 

'""■William F., b. 1830 ; m. ""Susan C. Allen in 185 1. He 
died same year. 

'"'Catharine H., b. 1833 ; m. "'^'Elisha S. Parker in 1852. 

"'^'^ Frederick, b. 1764; m, "''Sarah Leverich, b. 1769. 
From 1 791 to 1802 Frederick was Town Clerk, and among 
his duties was the recording of all births of the then numer- 
ous slaves. In the month of April of that year ""David 
Miller (his brother-in-law) certifies : " That my negro wo- 
man slave Betti was on the 21st day of Nov"", 1801, delivered 
of a female child b}^ name of Nan." Then, " I, Frederick 
Devoo, Farmer, do hereby Certif}^ that on the 30th day of 
April, 1804, that my negro woman slave named Dinah was 
delivered of a female child named Peggy. Given under my 
hand, "'"-Fred'' De Voo. Fred'' Devoo, Town Clerk." 

The old records show that he was Town Clerk from 
1802 to 181 3, when the office was transferred to ''"Peter 
Meserole, who continued in this office for many years. 
These records were kept in the " Old Bushwick Town 
House," which is yet standing on the east side of Bushwick 
Avenue, opposite the Old Bushwick Church. It is now 
found divided into two small dwellings and inhabited (in 
1878) by German tailors, who, as we stood gazing at the 
ancient structure, were producing more noise with their 
machines than perhaps was ever made by the honest old 
Dutch legislators in their proceedings, who occasionally 
met to " settle the affairs of the country." 


The original hall or court-room occupied nearly the 
whole of the main floor, except a small room at the south 
end where the records, a few chairs, one small table, and the 
necessary wooden benches were kept. 

The heavy-timbered ceiling in the old court-room would 
now appear strangely low ; at that period, however, it was 
occasionally a very busy place, where large public gather- 
ings met, as the polling-place on elections, town-meetings, 
or on court days to settle their cases, usually without the 
aid of a " Lawyer." 

About the year 1808 the small room was leased to one 
Gibson at a good rental, who opened a small bar ; but occa- 
sionally large quantities of spiritous liquors were drank, 
especially on court days and town elections. After Gib- 
son's lease had expired the town officers concluded that a 
public court-house was not a proper place to dispose of 
spirituous liquors, and Gibson was refused the further leas- 
ing of the premises for that purpose. A change of the 
town officers, however, followed soon after. The War of 
1 812 induced large public meetings to be held, and in this 
old building they were so poorly accommodated that an- 
other place was sought after with larger rooms and also for 
a more convenient locality. Better accommodations were 
soon after found at the public tavern kept by ""Abraham 
Bogart at the "Cross Roads" (N.E. corner of Bush wick 
and Flatbush Avenues), and into which place followed the 
business of the " Bush wick Town Court." 

The " Old Court-house " was afterwards repaired and 
leased to "'''James McKinley, a shoemaker, and his brother 
^"''John, who occupied it as such until the death of James. 
John, being a very fair scholar and somewhat ambitious, 
changed the character of the business and opened a school, 
where he was quite successful as a teacher, and in a few 
years he left and engaged where his talents were employed 
in the higher branches. 

"^'Jacob Bennett then opened a tavern in the premises 
and remained until his lease expired, when "*°John P. Van 

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Cott leased it for a term of years and kept an old-fashioned 
grocei"}^ store, where liquors were dealt out by the small 
glass, etc., and he continued until about the year 1840. 
Since then the old building has had various tenants. 

The residence of '""Frederick Devoo is yet (1878) stand- 
ing, and known as No. 184 First Street, near the corner of 
4th Street, Brooklyn. The sides of the old mansion are 
shingled down to the ground ; it was once a very pleasant, 
comfortable home, not large, but substantially built, plea- 
santly situated on the banks of the East River, sloping 
gradually down to the shore. In 1877 the house was used 
or turned into a steam saw-mill, and the grounds around 
were occupied with lumber, etc. 

Frederick had some 40 acres of land attached to his resi- 
dence ; there was also a street cut through a part of the 
farm known as " Devoe Street," which extended from Union 
Avenue to Morgan Street. His house and land he inherited 
from his father. He died in 1829, aged 65 years ; his wife 
died in 185 1, aged 81 years. They had children, ""'John, 
■•"nVilliam L., "'""Dorothy, ""^Hannah P., ""Traw, ""^Maria 
D., and '""Cornelia L. 

^"''yoh?i,h. 1792; m. 1st, ""Helen Ryerson in 1820; had 
one son named ""Jacob R., who died young — it was said 
from fright. The wife died soon after, ""^yc;/^;/ married 
second wife, ""'Adeline C. Adams. They had an adopted 
child named '"®'Ada (who married "^'George Watson) and 
"''Josiah Huntress, who died in 1881. '""John died in 1866. 

''''William Z., b. 1793 ; m. ""Malvina Wakeman ; no chil- 
dren. Resided in city of New York. He died 1858, leav- 
ing a large property, chiefly in real estate. By his will he 
made ample and specific provision for the support of his 
wife, and the American Bible Society was made residuary 
legatee. Since his death the property has risen in value, 
and it has been ably and faithfully administered by the ex- 
ecutor, """Mr. J. J. Cisco, who some ten years after the 
death of Mr. Devoo paid over to the American Bible So- 
ciety the sum of $151,000 as a part of the avails of this 


legacy, and on the death of the widow of the testator some- 
thing more— perhaps $75,000 — will be coming to the same 
institution. The Observer (Presbyterian) remarks in this 
connection : " This legacy is a most timely and providen- 
tial assistance to the Society, when it is straining every 
nerve to meet the foreign as well as the domestic demand 
for the Holy Scriptures." 

^^"Worothy (or Dorrettd), b. 1794; unmarried ; died 1816. 

^'°'' Haiutah, b. 1799; unmarried; died 1820. 

"■^"^Praiv, b. 1803 ; also single ; died 1826. 

''"'Maria D., b. 1808 ; m. "''John J. Cisco in 1827 in April,' 
and in the following month of September she died. 

''"'Cornelia L., h. 1812 ; unmarried and died 1831. 

'"^Traw, the youngest son of " Uncle Johonnas," was 
born in 1768 ; he remained single until late in life, when he 
married '""Mrs. Jane Burtis {fiee Conselyea), by whom he 
had one daughter named '"'Maria P., who died in 183 1 at 
the age of 18 years, unmarried. In the early part of Praw's 
life he worked both at carpentering and at his trade of boot 
and shoemaking. He with his brother John inherited the old 
Roosvelt stone mansion, which his father had purchased 
several years before his death. This stone structure became 
afterwards known as the " Devoo Mansion," in which John 
and Praw resided many years (see John's sketch). 

'"^^Praiu Deiwo died in 1835 and his wife's death followed 
a few years later. The great mortality in the descendants 
of Johonnas Devoo has almost obliterated this branch of the 
de Veaux family. 


*" Y^HOMAS DE VOE was born at Morrisania about the 
year 1730, and after his father's death (in 1753) he 
leased one of the Philips' Manor farms in Lower Yonkers, 
the first farm above the one leased by his half-brother Frede- 
rick, which with all the other Manor farms were confiscated 
in the year 1785, at which time the farm which Thomas had 
occupied was in possession of '"'"Jacob Taylor, and after- 
wards was purchased b}' him in 1785. 

Several years before the Revolution had commenced 
Thomas moved to the upper part of Somers Town (about 9 
miles from Peekskill), then known as " Stephentown." He 
had previously married ""'Hannah Tompkins, the aunt of 
the '"''Hon. Daniel D. Tompkins, who was Governor of the 
State of New York from 1807 to 181 7 and Vice-President of 
the United States from 1817 to 1825 ; her children, there- 
fore, were first cousins to this noted statesman. 

"■Thomas and "'"Hannah had eleven children to grow 
up, and were born as follows: '"'Joshua, ""John, ""Frede- 
rick, "'^Hester, "''Sarah, '"^Elizabeth, '"^Mary, "^"Elijah, 
""Benjamin, ""Susan, and ""Hannah. The father was said 
to have been a fine-looking man, naturally gifted from the 
examples set by his parents ; these, together with an intel- 
ligent wife, were enabled to bring up their children, al- 
though numerous, yet with much credit. They, however, 
had poverty and considerable struggling through their 
early life, but their latter years were blessed with a general 
prosperit}' and happiness with their numerous and intelli- 
gent children. 

Among this large and growing family were several stout 
boys who had heard of the fine productive lands in Western 
New York and were quite anxious to seek a western home, 


but for several reasons the father could not leave, having 
two of his sons engaged, one learning a trade and the other 
in the office of a ver}^ excellent man, """Doctor Elias Corne- 
lius, who took a great interest in this son and gave him the 
best education he could procure at that period, which in- 
cluded surveying, and in this study he acquired an excellent 
knowledge, and after his term of service had expired he 
mounted his horse and after many difficulties he selected a 
suitable western home. He will be referred to again. 

His glowing letters induced his father to arrange his 
affairs and follow on with loaded teams, when he and his 
family had a long and wearisome journey of several weeks 
of hardships ; at last they reached a wild-looking country, 
which afterwards became known as Greenfield, in Ulster 
County, N. Y. 

Here the}?^ found the sugar-maple trees in abundance, 
the land good and rich, and acres of it were bought at a low 
price. With the voluntary assistance of their far-off neigh- 
bors they erected the necessary log-houses, and soon after 
they were in possession of a comfortable home and growing 

In the year 1800 an unfortunate accident happened to 
the father, who, with several others in attempting to stop a 
forest fire, was struck down by the limb of a tree falling 
on him, which deprived him of life; and altera few years 
his widow died, and both lie buried in that place. We turn 
to his children, beginning with his oldest son, named 
^^"^^ Joshua, born in 1756 at Morrisania, and who at an early 
age was apprenticed to learn the trade of a cordwainer with 
'"'Benjamin Farrington in Mile Square (Yonkers), a few 
miles distant from where his father then resided. His term 
of service expired during the Revolution, at which period 
it was the custom to end it up with a " Freedom Frolic," 
which meant an invitation to all of his young friends of the 
neighborhood to have a jolly time, when the usual dark- 
colored fiddler was engaged, the uncarpeted floor well 
sanded, plenty of cider, doughnuts, crullers, apples, hickory- 

THOMAS. 167 

nuts, etc., or, if it can be afforded and the apprentice wor- 
thy, a fine supper is prepared, winding up with dancing, 
pawns, and other et ca^teras. If circumstances permitted, 
the " Boss " usually held this grand festival at his house, 
and before its close he, in the presence of the company, 
spoke of his worthy apprentice, how well he had served 
him, and perhaps it would be mixed with some good ad- 
vice, then closing by presenting the apprentice with a 
"Freedom Gift," which sometimes was quite a sum of 
money — usually gold— tied up in a small leather bag. 

On this occasion the " Frolic" of Joshua's took place at 
the house of ^""'Captain Lewis Rich's mother, near the Bronx 
River, whose rooms were well adapted for a large party ; 
and while Joshua and his fair partner were on the floor per- 
forming the then fashionable jig-dance with a floor full of 
" Straight Fours," they were suddenly interrupted by a 
volley of musketry from the hands of a gang of murderous 
" Cow Boys," who had fired through the side of the house 
into the large dancing room, where one of the balls struck 
the heel of one of Joshua's feet, which caused him to limp 
through life. Several other balls were found to have gone 
through the clothing of some of the young women, but no 
other person was wounded. The bullet-holes were to be 
seen in that old house as long as it stood. 

^^^^Joshiia married ^'"Hannah Lawrence, daughter of 
"'^Isaac Lawrence, of Yonkers. After a period of time he 
purchased a farm near Dobb's Ferry, which is yet in the 
possession of a grandson. . Had children, ''"Daniel Tomp- 
kins, '"''Frederick, '""Jane, '"Tsaac, "'*John (b. 1792, died 
young), "^Teter B., "'"Sarah, "''Lawrence, and '"nVilliam 
Dykeman Vermylie. ""Joshua died in 1846, aged 90 years ; 
his wife in 1847. 

^^""^Daniel T., b. 17S2 ; m. ist, ""Jane Henigar in city of 
New York, by whom he had ""Magdalena, ""William, 
""John, '"'Isaac L., and ""Louisa, when his wife died. He 
afterwards married her sister, "^*Susan Henigar, by whom 
he had '"'Susan and '"^Maria, and a son who died young. 


''''Magdalena, b. 1807; m. ^'""Bernard Shields; had one 

^'^' William, b. 1809; m. ''""'Abbey Phillips in 1846. He 
was always blind ; became a very good musician, especially 
a violinist (to the author's knowledge). They had a daugh- 
tei-, "'"Louisa, b. 1846, an excellent teacher of music ; ""Wil- 
liam, Jr., b. 1849 (both single); and "''Daniel, b. 185 1 ; m. 
""'Julia Kerr; had children. 

''^'John, b. 181 1 ; m. ""'Catharine Ann Archer in 1847 i^^ 
New York; had ""Charles, b. 1848, d. 1876; ""Margaret; 
""Charlotte, b. 1852; ""Emma, b. 1854; and ""Henry, b. 

''''Margaret, b. 1850; m. ''"^ames Hartell. 

''''Isaac L., b. 1813 ; m. ""'Mary Ann Harsen in New 
York in 1841 ; had ""Henry, b. — ; "'"Theodore, b. — ; and 
"'"Frank, b. — . All unmarried in 1878. 

'""'Louisa, b. 1816; m. ""'Richard Bell in city of New 

'"'Siisait, b. 1819; m. """Henry Tillou. 

'"'Maria, b. 1825 ; m. ""'Norman Campbell. 

"""^ Frederick, b. 1784; m. ""'Margaret Duba in 1805. 
While engaged on his father's farm he became handy with 
carpenter's tools, and was often employed in the neighbor- 
hood of Dobb's Ferry. About the year 18 18 he moved 
with his family to New York, where he engaged in dock- 
building, which he worked at until a \.&\v years before his 
death, which occurred in 1866; his wife followed him in 
1868. Had children, ""John (b. 1806 ; unmarried), "''Daniel 
W., ""Mary Ann, ""William (b. 1820), ""Frederick G., 
"'"Margaret, ""Catharine and '"'Thomas (twins, b. 1826). 

""''Daniel W., b. 1814; m. """Rachel Bell; had "'"Marga- 
ret, """Edwin F., ""'Frederick, ""'Mary M , ""^ohn, ""'Eliza- 
beth, ""'William, and """Josephine (b. 185 i ; single). 

'""'Margaret^ b. 1836 ; m. "'"Garrit Snediker ; had children ; 

'"'Edtvin F., b. 1838 ; m. ""Sarah E. Shaw. He died in 
1880. No children. 

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''''Frederick, b. 1840; m. ''^'^Abbcy Phelps in 1868; had 
daug-hter, """Lilian, b. 1868. He died in 1883. 

'"'Mary J/., b. 1842 ; m. ^'"John N. Wickes ; had ""Edwin 
Forrest, '■^"'Jolin Franklin, '-^'Trederick William, ^'^"George 
De Voe, "'^Mary Eliza, and ^'"■'Charles Daniel. 

"''John, b. 1844; m. '""Eliza Adkins in 1871 ; no children. 

'"'Elizabeth, b. 1848; m. '"'Joseph Betts in 1869; had 
""Anna and '"'Florence. 

'"'William, b. 1849; "1- '"'Alice Wells; had '"^Edwin 
Forrest, b. 1879. 

'"'Mary Ann, h. 1818 ; m. '"^Isaac Potter; had children, 
^^^'John, ""Catharine, '"^Melissa, and '"^Mary. Both parents 
dead — she in 1850 and he in 1874. 

""'Frederick G., b. 1822; m. '""iMary C. Barnes; had 
"'7ulia S., '""Annie E., and ""Achille, b. 1868; latter un- 
married. ""^Julia S., b. 1852 ; m. "''John Bishop. 

"~'\Annie E., b. 1863; m. ""Isaac Vail; had "''John, 
""Walter, "'^-Elsie, and ""Clara. 

'"'Margaret, b. 1824; m. ""Tobias Lawrence; had "'"Ju- 
lia, ""Tobias, ""Mary, and ""Thomas. She resides at Port 
Washington on Long Island. 

'"'•Catharine, b. 1826; m. ""Nathaniel Campbell; had 
""Thomas and ""Charlotte. 

"'''Jane, b. 1789; m. , who deserted her; afterwards 

she retained her maiden name. Had son, "''"'Jasper De Voe, 
b. 1812 ; m. ist, ""Eliza Ann Lefurgee, who died, when he 
married her sister, "'"Levina Lefurgee ; had children, 
""Charles M. and "^'George, b. 1838. Resides on the 
homestead of the family. 

"''Charles M., b. 1836; m. ""Sarah Lawrence. 

"'''Isaac, b. 1791 ; m. ""Hester Leviness. Resided at 
Tuckahoe. Had ""Jane, ""Alexander (b. 181 5), ""Cornelia, 
""Napoleon B., "''Sarah, "*°Phebe Ann, ""Emily, ""Almira, 
""Armenia, and "'Tsaac ; latter went West, not heard from. 
Father died in 1855. 

"'"Jane, b. 1813 ; m. ""John Wagner. Moved to Hanley 
in Pennsylvania. 


^''''''Cornelia, b. 1817; m. "'"Starr Rockwell in Yonkers, 
N. Y. She died soon after. 

''''Napoleon B., b. 1819; m. "''Eliza Tayler. Resides at 
Hart's Corners, W. C, 1878. 

''''^ Sarah, b. 1821 ; m. """Albert Sherwood ; said to have 
no children. 

'''"Phebe Ann, b. 1823 ; m. "'^George Riley at Tuckahoe ; 
had children. 

'''' Emily, b. 1825 ; m. "'"John Lewis. 

''^^Almira, b. 1827; m. ""James Barlow. Moved to New 
Orleans, where she died. 

''^^ Armenia, h. 1830; m. "''William Riley. 

''""^ Peter B., b. 1794. Although he was brought up on his 
father's farm, yet he obtained a good knowledge of the trade 
of a cordwainer ; in fact, it was said he was handy with any 
kind of ordinary work. He twice married : the first wife 
was ""Tamar Sherwood, who had one son named "*'Miles 
Oakley, after which she died ; the second wife was '"^Maria 
Basley, by whom he had children, """James Basley, ""Henry, 
and "'7ohn H., b. 1822. 

'''"Miles O., b. 1817 ; m. ""'Sarah Dusenberry in 1847 ; had 
two daughters, "^^Tamar Jane and "'"Sarah Elizabeth, latter 
born 1849 '■> unmarried. 

"''Tamar y.,h. 1848; m. """Erastus C. Acker; had chil- 
dren, "''Emma Jane, b. 1865 ; "'^Minetta, b. 1868 ; and ""Alice 
Elizabeth, b. 1872. 

"'^James B., b. 1819. Learned the printer's trade ; moved 
to Delaware County, New York, where he married ""Jean- 
nette Moore in 1838. In 1849 he went to California and 
into the mines, where he became quite successful in min- 
ing, but a great freshet destroyed all of his machinery 
and other property. He then commenced publishing the 
Pacific News, made some money, then sold out, returned 
to New York, settled up some business, and again went 
to California, where he became the proprietor and editor 
of the California State Journal in 185 1, which made him 
quite successful, but in assisting Walker in his Nicaragua 

THOMAS. 171 

Expedition he met with a heavy loss, and sold out his 

In 1864 he was appointed a Lientenant under '"'■'Commo- 
dore Porter on the Mississippi River, where he captured 
several desperate rebels engaged in placing- torpedoes in 
the river ; he afterwards became known as Captain De Voe, 
which title continued with him until he resigned, December 
21, 1865. He returned to New York, became engaged in 
printing and proof-reading vmtil he died, in 1879. Had 
""Ira, b. 1843, "'""Harriet Emily, ""'James Henry, and ""'Jean- 

''''Harriet Emily, b. 1845; m. """Hamilton M. Keefe. 

'''^ James //., b. 1848; m. "''Isabella George; had son, 

''"'Jeannette, b. 185 1 ; m. ""'Adolph Margra ; had ""'Ed- 
ward, "'"Harriet, and ""Adolph, Jr. 

''''Henry, b. 1821 ; m. ""Mary A. Hall in 1847; h^d 
"'"Anna Maria, ""Joseph H., "''^ames Augustus, "^nVilliam 
Messerole, and """John H. ""Henry was an architect, and 
afterwards became Superintendent of Buildings in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

'"'An?i M., b. 1848; m. ""Eugene A. Connor in 1868 ; had 

'"'Joseph H., b. 1850; m. ""Jane Mailer; had children. 

'"'James A., b. 1855 ; m. ""Alphuretta Mashon in 1877. 

'"'William M., b. 1858 ; m. "'"Kate Doty in 1878. 

''"'"John H., b. 1861 ; m. ""Susan Brady ; had children. 

'""Sarali, b. 1795 ; m. ""Miles Oakley Basley in 1817; had 
"'^Loyal H., "^"Isaac D., "^'Elbert Franklin, "^'^Elizabeth (b. 
1823 ; unmarried), ""'James Edward, and ""Julia Ann. 

^"^ Loyal H., b. 1818 ; single. Owned property in Yon- 
kers. He had gathered some family history, for which the 
author is indebted. He died suddenly in 1878. 

"'"Isaac D., b. 1820 ; m. ""Margaret Brundage ; had chil- 

""Elderl F., b. 1823 ; m. "^'Elizabeth Walcott, who died ; 
2d wife, ""Mary Coutant. 


'""'^ James E., h. 1826; m. "''Emily Pollock. He joined 
the army and met a soldier's death in the battle of the Wil- 
derness in 1862. Buried in St. John's Cemetery, Yonkers. 

''"''Julia Ann, b. 1827 ; m. "'^William Embree. 

'"''Laivrence, b. 1797; m. "^"Catharine Griffin, of Fishkill, 
N. Y. Soon after moved to New York ; joined the. Fire 
Department in 1820. Moved to Elizabeth, N. J., where he 
kept a hotel ; then to Rah way, where he held public office and 
also a liver}^ stable. Had '""Catharine, b. 1821, died ; and 
^'""''Elizabeth, b 1823 ; m. ""Thomas Doughty ; children dead. 

''''WilliainD. v., b. 1799; m. ^'''Deborah Briggs in 1825. 
In early life he was a farmer with his father in Westchester 
Co., N. Y. Moved to the cit}' of New York, where he be- 
came employed in the Allaire Iron Works, and there re- 
mained until he gave up business and retired. He died De- 
cember 22, 1879. Had children, '""'Frederick B., '""'Eliza- 
beth Ann, who died young, and """John Greenwood. 

''''Frederick B., b. 1826; m. "''Catharine Dubois; had 
''"'Caroline, '="'WiUiam, ""'Mary, """Edward, "'"Frank, and 

''"'"Caro/ine, b. 1850; m, ""'John Chrystie ; had children. 

''"'''' Jo/in Greemvood, b. 1831. Early became employed as 
a printei", then he was advanced to proof-reading on the 
N. Y. Daily Tribune for several years ; then he went into 
the book trade, and was quite successful. He married 
*"^Mary E. Robbins, and in 1867 moved West to Rock 
Island, Illinois, where his business became so flourishing 
that he engaged in a wholesale trade and became very 
popular, so much so that he received a nomination for 
Mayor, and in all probability could have been elected, but 
he declined the honor. 

At the time of the great Chicago fire (Oct., 1871) his 
wife was on a visit at Bath, New York, and while there she 
died suddenly on the loth October, 1871. Her husband 
was telegraphed to, but in consequence of the burning of 
the Chicago office the despatch did not reach him until 
three days after her death. This was a terrible blow to 

THOMAS. 175 

him, and it had the effect to change his character as well as 
his business, which he gave up, sold out, and moved to 
Binghamton,^ New A^ork, where after a period he was in- 
duced to take a more livel}- interest in life by opening the 
Exchange Hotel in 1872, and which became a first-class 
stopping-place for the travelling public as well as a popular 
resort in general. 

Mr. De Voe died very suddenly on the 6th of May, 1878, 
at his home, when the press were quite eulogistic of his many 
excellent traits of character. " He was very much respect- 
ed for his many high social qualities and warm, genial na- 
ture. His friends numbered scores among the higher walks 
of life as well as among the literary salons. Though not pre- 
tentious, he'was a literary man of keen discrimination, and 
as a critique held a high position, and with those best 
known to him was authority of no mean order." His body 
was brought on to New York and buried in St. John's 
Ce meter}', Yonkers. 

'"'yoiiu, b. 1758 ; m. ^""Sarah Travis. Settled in Green- 
field, Ulster Co., in 1792, where he died in 1840. His widow 
married ""John Turner, and after his death she kept the 
name of her first husband, by whom she had five children 
at least, '"'Nancy, '"'Susan, '"^Vina, '"'Elizabeth (b. 1802 ; 
single), and '"'Thomas. 

'Najicy, b. 1794 ; m. "^^Valter Craft. 

'Susan, b. 1797 ; m. '""Joseph M. De Voe, her cousin. 

"''Vina, b. 1800; m. "^'"John Fletcher Wood. 

"'^T/iomas, b. 1805 ; m. twice ; had son, '"'Joseph, b. 1828. 

''''Frederick, h. 1760; m. """Sarah Angevine. Settled in 
Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y. ; afterwards moved to Green- 
field, Ulster Co., N. Y. He died about 1830. Had '"'James, 
b. 1784; '"'John, b. 1786; '"'yosep/iM., b. 1788 (m. '"'Susan 
De Voe, his cousin). Then follows : 

"'"Frederick A., b. 1790; m. ""'Julia Stewart, daughter of 
""William J. Stewart in 1833. At this period '"'Frederick 
A. was editor of the Republican Watchman of Elmira, where 



he still resides. He had children, ^"^"Hannali Catharine, b. 
1834 (m. ""'Elisha Hills Cook in 1857) ; another daughter 
married '"'D. C. Robinson (son of '"'ex-Gov. Lucius Robin- 
son) ; and a son named ""'Archie N., born about 1846, who 
became quite prominent both as an editor and a soldier. At 
an early period he was engaged on the Elmira Gazette, after- 
wards the Daily Advertiser of that place, and the Harris- 
burg Patriot. On the opening of the Rebellion he became 
the Military Secretary under Governor Robinson, and after- 
wards served his country in the Twenty-third New York 
Volunteers until the close of the War. He again returned 
to the " press," where he continued until his mind gave 
way to end his life by suicide at fhe Bacon House, St. Jo- 
seph, Mo., in the month of May, 1881. 

An anecdote of the early life of '^"Frederick A. De Voe 
was found in the N. Y. Times (June 6, 1881), which present- 
ed the death of '"'Alfred B. Street, the poet, whose boy- 
hood was'spent in Monticello and where some of his best- 
known poems were written, recalls to old residents of the 
village an interesting reminiscence of 50 years ago. Major 
Street, the father of the poet, was a leading resident of 
Monticello. """A. C. Niven, who still resides here and who 
has been prominent in the politics of this State, was just 
then making his mark at the Bar. F. A. Devoe was a well- 
known politician in the county. Major Street was a strong 
friend of """Henry Clay and his " American sj^stem." Niven 
and Devoe were Democrats and bitterly opposed to the 
doctrines of Clay. A grand celebration was to be held in 
the town on the Fourth of July, 1832. Alfred B. Street was 
solicited as the orator of the day. Devoe, Niven, and Major 
Street were selected as the committee to prepare the toasts 
for the occasion. One of the toasts adopted was one that 
indirectly censured the position of Clay on the tariff ques- 
tion. Major Street changed the phraseology of the toast so 
that it became an endorsement of Clay's American system. 
It was read in its place. Sullivan County was a Jacksonian 

THOMAS. t^i 

stronghold. An implied commendation on a public occa- 
sion of a policy diametrically opposed to the principles of 
their apostle was received as an insult. Great indignation 
followed. Devoe publicly denounced Major Street for his 
action. '''"Alfred B. Street replied to Devoe in a hand-bill, 
the language of which was not selected with the tenderness 
the poet was wont to use in his writings. Devoe rejoined 
in more emphatic language. The quarrel was taken up by 
the partisans of both sides. A. C. Niven did not take part 
in the dispute. Every one understood and appreciated the 
reason for his silence. It was prompted by feelings of deli- 
cacy. Major Street had a son, '""Sanford A. Street, who 
was in the Navy. A few years before, while he was a mid- 
shipman, he was visiting Monticello. Niven (who was a 
Colonel in the Militia) had occasion to address a note to 
young Street one day, and neglected to prefix the latter's 
title. This the Midshipman construed as a direct affront. 
He called on Col. Niven and asked him to walk to the out- 
skirts of the village with him. Niven did so. When they 
had gone some distance young Street di"ew a rawhide from 
his coat and attempted to strike Niven with it. Niven took 
the whip from his assailant and beat him until he was taken 
awa}' by a spectator. The Midshipman left Monticello, and 
was never seen here again until 1837, when he came home 
to die with consumption. He was also a poet and a rare 

The Street-Devoe affair finally assumed so serious an as- 
pect that a duel between Alfred B. Street and his opponent 
seemed inevitable. There was at that time employed as 
"devil" in the Monticello Watchman office — now the pro- 
perty of'^ex- Congressman George M. Beebe — a bright lad 
named '"'Joseph T. Sweet. He had neglected one week to 
leave the paper at the house of William Street, another son 
of the Major. Street rebuked him, which offended the boy. 
When the quarrel over the unfortunate toast was at its 
height, and the friends of each principal expected daily to 
hear that one or the other had sent a challenge to his oppo- 


nent, the following challenge was found one morning, print- 
ed in large type, posted all through the village : 

" I, Master Joseph Sweet, 
Do challenge Poet Alfred Street 
To mortal combat with a pistol, 
Or mullein stalk or thorny thistle. 
It's true he has not me offended. 

But his brother has, you know ; 
And as our quarrels all are blended, 

I'll fight him, or my name's not Joe." 

The printer's devil had printed and posted the facetious 
challenge during the night, without the knowledge of either 
side. Its effect was electric. It removed every tragic ele- 
ment from the situation and reduced it to a farce. The 
whole town was set to laujjhinor. The Streets and Devoe 
joined in the humor, and what really might have terminated 
seriously was brought to an amicable settlement. 

''''Hester, b. 1762 ; m. ""^Daniel Dexter; had ""^Cornelius 
(b. 1780), ""7amps, ""^Nancy De Voe (b. 1785), and ""^Mar- 
garet (b. 1787). 

''''James, b. 1782; m. """Adah Hunt; had ten children, 
and but one living in 1878, named "'"Elias. 

""Sarah, b. 1764; m. ist ""Wm. Travers, and 2d "'^Jo- 
seph Mills. 

'"^Elizabeth, b. 1766 ; m. "''Joseph Putney ; had ""Jemima, 
b. 1789, d. 1816; "'^Mary, b. 1791, d. 1815 ; "'^John, b. 1794, 
d. 1823; ""Margaret, b. 1796, d. 1806; "''Sarah, b. 1798, d. 
1823 ; "'^ames, b. 1800, d. 1826; "'"Watson, b. 1802, d. 1829; 
"''Joseph, b. 1806, d. 1838 ; "'^Betsey Ann, b.j8ii, d. 1834; 
and ""Joshua. 

''^'yos/nca, b. 1808 ; m. ""Phebe Foster; had several chil- 
dren. He died in 1862. 

"'^Mary (usually known as Polly), b. 1767; m. ""Benj'a- 
min White. Resided in Yonkers, W. C, N. Y. Had 
''''Clarissa, b. 1787; m. ""Richard Barker, a Hurl Gate 
Pilot, N. Y. He died of cholera in 1832 and left several 

'^'"'Elijah was born in 1769 in JNIorrisania, and soon after 

THn^rAS. 177 

moved with his father to Lower Yonkers, where he re- 
mained two or three years, wlieii another removal took 
place as far as Somers Town, the upper part of Westches- 
ter County. One of Elijah's sons writes : " A place at that 
time was a little beyond the bounds of civilization, and pro- 
fuse of rocks and rattlesnakes. I have heard him tell that 
his mother sent him after the cows a mile or more, when he 
killed a rattlesnake and tied a long string about its neck, 
dragged it home and skinned it, of which he afterwards 
made a pocket-book. After skinning the serpent he took the 
green skin and hung it to a beam, under which stood a chair 
filled with bed-covering. A dav or two afterwards he found 
another live snake lying under or over the skin, which was 
also killed. He told the fact to prove the marvellous faculty 
snakes have to track each other." 

While a small boy Elijah displayed a thirst for know- 
ledge which attracted the attention of ""Dr. Elias Corne- 
lius," who received him in his employ and family, and soon 
became much attached to him for his willingness and studi- 
ous habits. He sent him to school, where his attention and 
quickness to learn soon advanced him into several branches 
of knowledge, including surveying. When about 20 years 
of age he became engaged in teaching school, which for 
that day was rather a select one, both dav and evening dur- 

* '' Dieii. — At Somers, in this State, on the 13th instant (June, 1823), ■""^Dr. Elias Corne- 
i.u:s, aged 63 years. In the War of Independence Dr. Cornelius was a patriot and a sufferer. 
Though a youth of scarcely 20, and supposed by his nearest relatives, who were at that time friends 
to the British, he resolved to enlist himself in the service of his country. (Juitting the place of his 
nativity on I-ong Island, and being recommended by his instructor, 333<Dr. Samuel Latham, he 
came early in the year 1777 to New ^'ork and obtained a commission of Surgeon's Mate in the 2d 
Regt. of Rhode Island troops. He had not been long in the army when he was taken prisoner and 
carried to the "Old Provost"' jail in this city, where he suffered till March, 1778, when he 
succeeded in making his escape. He joined the army again and continued in it till the close of 

" Dr. Cornelius was a rare instance of religious conversion in camp. It was here, however, 
that he received those impressions which laid the foundation for a Christian hope that he main- 
tained to his death. At the close of the war he settled not far from his late residence, and was 
instrumental, with a few others, of gathering a Church and society, and building a house of wor- 
ship, in which he held the office of Deacon for nearly 40 years. 

" He was a warm friend to the religious and charitable institutions of the day ; as a proof, it 
may be mentioned that among other benevolent bequests he has given one hundred dollars to each 
of the following societies : The American Bible Society, the American Education Society, and the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions." — Kai. Advertisrr, July 4, 182^ 


ing the winter months ; the other portions of the year he 
was obliged to work at farming. His school was liberally 
patronized, and in 1790 he became of age, with a considera- 
ble money saved, which he intended to be used in the pur- 
chase of a Western home. With several other young 
men he set out on an exploring expedition, to search for 
good land which might be purchased at low prices ; so on 
horseback they started, and when they had got as far as 
Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y., Elijah was taken down 
sick with the small-pox, and by the time he got well his 
money was about exhausted. He found a vacant school- 
house in the place, opened it, and soon had a room full of 
scholars, which he taught for about one year. " While living 
there," says his grandson ('"'Daniel E. De Voe), " he formed 
the acquaintance of "^"Judge Kellogg, who afterwards found- 
ed Kelloggsville, in Cayuga Co., N. Y., and of Messrs. 
"^"Hopkins, "^'Fuller, "'^Coggswell, "^Thelps, and others, 
who with himself also subsequently became prominent set- 
tlers in that County." At the expiration of a year Elijah 
returned to Somers Town and again taught school, which 
placed him in funds ; he then, with another party of ex- 
plorers, pushed across the Hudson River into Ulster Coun- 
ty, where they found a rich and fertile valley, occupied by 
thriving Dutch settlers who held their lands at high prices. 
But a few miles back upon the hills the prices were much 
lower, and after securing the necessary number of acres 
Elijah and his party returned to Somers Town and report- 
ed their discoveries. Quite a number of the citizens imme- 
diately removed there, among them "'Thomas De Voe, Eli- 
jah's father, who purchased a farm in the township of Green- 
field, where he continued to reside until about 1800, when 
(as noticed before) he was killed in a forest fire. 

Elijah became a great favorite, says his grandson, with 
the Dutch settlers there, who called him " the Yankee 
schoolmaster," and employed him to teach their children 
English. Among these settlers were two brothers of Span- 
ish descent, named "''Benjamin and "'"Manuel Gonzales. A 

THOMAS. 179 

few 3'ears previous to this their father, Manuel, had been 
shot by the Indians, who were ambushed at the side of the 
road he was traveUing over c)n iK^rseback. The scene of 
this occurrence was near a place now called Phillipsport, 
about five miles south of the present city of Ellenville. As 
will be seen jjresenth' this man was the Grandfather of my 
Grandmother. His grave is on what is now called the 
" Devins Farm," and this farm is a part of fourteen hundred 
acres of land which he left to his two sons, Benjamin and 
Manuel. These brothers were noted throughout the val- 
ley from Port Jervis to Kingston for their great strength, 
their wealth, their generous hospitality, and their extrava- 
gant manner of living. The}" had large families, but always 
kept what was called " open house," extending a sumptuous 
welcome to all travellers and strangers, their generosity 
being only equalled by their pride. 

" The eldest brother, Manuel, had married a maiden 
named ""Sarah Bevier (the name of m}^ Mother, says 
'"^■"Daniel E. De Voe, who was her niece). Her Father's 
name I have been unable to learn. Four of her brothers 
living there were named "''Daniel (my mother's father), 
"^"'Conrad, "'"Levi, and "''Simon. The latter was a widower 
and resided about one mile from where is now the City of 
Ellenville. He had for his housekeeper his niece, ""Eliza- 
beth, who was the daughter of his sister Sarah and Manuel 
Gonzales. She was born July 6, 1776. and was then a very 
handsome girl of eighteen, with black eyes and hair, and 
beautiful complexion. 

" When my grandfather, '""Elijah De Voe, met her he was 
immediately charmed and conquered. But as she could 
only converse in Dutch and he in English, he must have 
begun his courtship by teaching her the latter language. 
How enjoyable must have been their sensations when con- 
jugating the verb ' To Love ' ! 

" Her ""Uncle Simon soon perceived the nature of the 
Yankee schoolmaster's regard for his pupil, and bluntly 
told him that if he intended to rob him of his housekeeper 


he desired to know it, that he might be looking out for an- 
other. This hastened matters, and Elijah and ""Elizabeth 
Gonzales were married the next spring (1795), and began 
their wedded life in a dwelling owned by her father, Manuel. 
Here they lived happily for four years, Elijah continuing to 
teach and Elizabeth attending to her manifold duties as 
housekeeper and mother. She made her own saleratus, 
soap, sugar, syrups, linens, woollens, and wearing apparel, 
and became noted throughout that region as a housekeeper 
to whom none was superior. During this time also their 
union was blessed by the birth of two children, the first a 
daughter, who was named '"'Sarah, after ""Elizabeth's mo- 
ther, and the second a son, who was named after her brother 

''Nothing had occurred to alloy their happiness ^except 
the troubles which were now beginning to harass Eliza- 
beth's father, "'"Manuel,* and her uncle, "'"Benjamin Gon- 
zales. Their careless and extravagant manner of living had 
by this time involved them in many debts, and numerous 
creditors were becoming importunate for their pay. But 
to these brothers a dun was tantamount to an insult, and 
to all demands of their creditors they accordingly gave an 
indignant refusal. This naturally augmented their difficul- 
ties and soon produced a state of affairs which, to Elizabeth 
especialh^ who was very proud of her family name and 
honor, became so unendurable that she resolved to leave 
there. Now, it happened that about the time of her mar- 
riage her mother's brother, ""^Daniel Bevier, had removed 
his family to the new settlements in Cayuga County, N. Y., 
and he was then back there on a visit to his relatives. 
When she heard him describe in enthusiastic terms the 
beauty of Owasco Lake and the country thereabouts, where 
he lived, she at once desired to have all of the famil}^ re- 
move there, and united with her uncle in efforts to persuade 
them to do so. But to this both her husband and father 

* In the month of August (6), 1805, ■"^"Manuel Gonsaulus, of Maniakating, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
advertises for the benefit of the insolvent law of the State (New York paper). 

THOMAS. l8l 

objected, and she then declared that if her uncle would take 
her she would leave them and go with him alone. His 
reply was a cordial assent, for he well knew that if he could 
,^et Elizabeth safely to Owasco her husband, at least, would 
be ver}^ sure to soon follow. Firmly resisting the pro- 
tests and entreaties of '""Elijah, she continued true to her 
purpose, and when, in the month of September, 1799, her 
uncle's team drove up before their door she got into his 
wagon, and with sad but resolute heart bade adieu to her 
old home, her husband, her father and mother, and all those 
relatives and friends with whom only she had associated 
since her birth. With her was her uncle and two children, 
before her a journey of two hundred miles through a wil- 

" They reached their destuiation safely, and the next 
spring, in the month of March, 1800, Elijah purchased an 
ox-team and an old sled, and, loading upon it what few 
household goods it would carry, started on the same jour- 
ney to rejoin his wife and children. When he arrived there 
he was surprised to find himself a well-known and popular 
man. Several of the gentlemen he became acquainted 
with at Montgomery had already settled there, his reputa- 
tion as a scholar and teacher had preceded him ; such men 
were wanted, and as it was generally known that his wife 
was there with her uncle, "°*'Daniel Bevier, her husband's 
appearance had been confidently looked for. 

u '-'"Qq]^ Hardenburgh, founder of the city of Auburn, then 
called ' Hardenburgh's Corners,' hastened to offer him fifty 
acres at the Corners at five dollars per acre, to be paid 
when it suited his convenience, if he would settle there and 
open a school. Had Elijah accepted this generous offer it 
would have made him a wealthy man in a very few years. 
But he yielded to the united solicitations of the Owasco 
settlers, his wife, and her Uncle Daniel (the latter of whom 
he felt had strong claims upon him), and, purchasing twenty 
acres from him and ten more adjoining them from ""James 
Brinkerhoff, settled in Owasco, about six miles from the 


Corners, as a fanner and school-teacher. For this little 
farm he gave about three hundred dollars, thus paying fifty 
dollars more for thirty acres in Owasco tiian fifty acres 
would have cost him at the Corners, where tiie value of real 
estate rapidly advanced." 

'""Elijah held various pcjlitical offices and positions of 
trust, such as Town Clerk, Supervisor, Justice of the Peace, 
etc., and in 1819 and again in 1824 he was elected by the 
citizens ot the countv their representative in the State 

Of his wife's (""Elizabeth) death his grandson says : " My 
grandfather found her one morning (in the month of June, 
1846) dead by his side ; but so natural and life-like did her 
body appear when buried, that some of her children always 
teared that she was onl}- in a trance. His death occurred 
in 1856, at the residence of his daughter, '"'Cornelia, in Au- 
burn, N. Y., and his bodv was buried by the side of his 
wile in a cemetery about three miles north-west of Owasco." 

Their children were born and named in the following 
order: '"'Sarah, '"'Levi, '"T^annah, b. 1800 (latter died 
young), '"""Manuel Gonzales, '"'Benjamin, '"'Thomas, '"'Cor- 
nelia, and "'"Nancy. 

'''''Sarah was born near Mamakating, the present city of 
Ellenville, Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1796;^ married "'^Col. Wal- 
ter Strong in Oswego, N. Y., in 1819. Tiiey afterwards 
moved to Linesville, Crawford Co., Penn., then to Jefferson, 
Ashtabula Co., Ohio, in 1844. Col. Strong died in 1858, 
and his wife, vSarah, followed him in 1875.* Had children, 

* "• D?ed.— U\ Jefferson, of heart disease (.Sept. 15, 1875), ^'''-^Mrs. Sarah De Voe, relic of the 
late *3^^Walter Strong, of Jefferson, in her 80th year. Mrs. Strong had been a resident of Jeffer- 
son for over 30 years. She was born in Ulster County, N. Y., in 1796, and in i8iq was married to 
Walter Strong, whom she has survived some 15 years. She was the mother of eight children, all 
of whom are living except one. In 1833 she and her husband and young family moved to Lines- 
ville, Pa., then a wilderness. In 1844 they came to Jefferson, where she has lived since. Those 
who knew her will always remember her with the warmest affection. She was of the most happy 
turn of mind, always looking on the bright side of life, and cheering all who came in contact with 
her by her bright and loving ways. Her family, who have all reached and passed middle age, 
cannot recall a gloomy expression that ever dropped from her lips. She was a member of the 
Congregational Church, as might be said, her whole life, for she joined it when a young girl. She 
led a good life, and when she was called home without an instant's warning she quietly sank to sleep 
in Death, painless and without a struggle." 


""Elijah D., ""Malvina A., ""Walter Day Otis Kellog, "^"Sa- 
rah E., "-^"Edwin T., "''Isaac M., "^'Cornelia Adelle, and 
""Nancy J. 

'^''Elijah D., b. 1820; m. "'*Emma O. Kirtland in 1854 in 
Pl\'mouth, Richland Co., Ohio, where he resides. Had 

'^''•Malvina A., b. 1822; m. "''S. C. Stratton in 1839. 
Lives in Linesville, Penn. 

'''Wr. Walter D. O. K., b. 1824; m. "^-^Maria Rosa in 
1849 i'^ Owasco, Cayuga Co., N. Y. He studied medi- 
cine and became a convert of the new school of Homoeo- 
pathy, and now resides at Fishkill Landing-, N. Y. Has 

''''Sarah E.,h. 1825 ; m. "^^H. Shattuck in 1843. Resides 
in Linesville, Penn. Has children. 

'^'"Edivin T., b. 1828 ; m. "'^Matilda Parks in 1872. Re- 
sides in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. 

''"'Isaac M., b. 1830; m. "''Caria McDonough in 1859. 
Resides in Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio. Has one son. 

'''■Cornelia A., b. 1833 ; m. "'"Samuel M. Fassett in 185 1 
in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co , Ohio. He was extensively en- 
gaged in photography and portrait-painting, having a very 
fine collectiou burnt up at the great fire in Chicago, when 
he met with a heavy loss. They now reside in Washington, 
District of Columbia. Had several children. 

"'"'Nancy J., b. 1835 ; m. ""J. A. Hervey in 1855 in Jeffer- 
son, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Had several children. 

'"'Let'i \va.s also born in Mamakating in 1798. He mar- 
ried """Hester Brand in 18 19 in Owasco, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; 
afterwards moved to Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio. Had 
'"'Horace, '""Elizabeth, '""Rachel, '"^Elijah, '"'Nancy Maria 
(b. 1 83 1, died single in 1854). 

'"'Horace, b. 182 1 ; m. "''Catharine Jane Aumond ; had 
'"'Elzever T., b. 1846; '"^Elizabeth, b. 1847; '"'Rachel Maria, 
b. 1854; and '""Hester B., b. 1859. 

'"""-Elizabeth, b. 1824; m. ""Reuben Gypson ; had two 
children, both dead ; also the father. 



Rachel, b. 1825 ; m. '""Joel Gaming, of Michigan ; had 
Ruth and """John ; both married. 
''''Elijah, b. 1828; m. ''"^Charlotte Blair in 1857; had 
'""Maria, b. 1857, d. 1864; '-"'Amy Milfred, b. i860, d. 1864; 
'"'Carnice, b. 1862; ''^''Gertia R., b. 1864; ''^"Levi, b. 1866; 
'"■^Ira B., b. 1869; "'"Nellie B., b. 1871 ; and '■^'^A.nnie S., b. 

''^'^' Manuel Gonsauliis De Voe was born in Owasco in 1803 I 
married ""■'Jane M. Shaw (born 1808) in 1824. In early 
life he began farming, having purchased a farm belonging 
to his Uncle Benjamin, on which was a woollen mill, when 
he became engaged in manufacturing cloth until about 1850. 
He was also a popular auctioneer, and having quick percep- 
tion and a retentive mind he employed his leisure hours in 
studying law, and afterwards practised in several of the 
courts. lie was somewhat eccentric, especially in the man- 
ner of spelling a great many words, and refused to learn to 
write orthographically, insisting that his way of spelling 
such words was simplei" and better entitled to as much re- 
spect as Noah Webster's way. 

He studied law, because he believed it w^as every man's 
duty to learn the laws of his country, and he pleaded the 
cause of others because they would not learn to plead their 
own and were willing to pay for doing it ; but he would 
never petition for admission to the Bar, and was thus shut 
out from all important Courts. His counsel was often 
sought, however, by regularly admitted attorneys, and so 
ofreat was the faith of his neighbors in his legal wisdom and 
justice that most of their differences were adjusted by him 
as their reference ; or, to use his own words, he was in the 
majority of his causes " the attorney for both sides, and the 
judge and jury to boot." He was usually known as Sol or 
Saul or "■ Uncle Saul " b}^ his numerous friends, and with all 
his eccentricities he is a valuable and much respected citi- 
zen in the great town of Owasco. He has had eleven chil- 
dren, and was a great-grandfather before he was 66 years of 
age. The names of his children were '""Jacob Stroud, 

THOMAS. 185 

""Willis Griffin, '""Louisa Jane, '"'Sarah Maria, '"\Iohn 
Watkins, '"'Cornelia Elizabeth, '"'Thomas S., ""Daniel 
Shaw, '"'Mary Charlotte, '"'Izora O. F. (b. 1848), and 
'"Xaura Isadore (b. 1851, died young). 

''''Jacoh S., b. 1825; m. ist "^"Sarah Crawford in 1846; 
had '"'George W. and """Sarah, when his wife died. He m. 
2d wife, "^'Anna Fim ; had '^"'William P., b. 1852 ; '"^Charles, 
b. 1854; ""^'Enos, b. 1856; and "^'Emma, b. 1858. "'^acob 
S. resides in Owasco. 

''''George W., b. 1847; i^i- ""Flora Parsel in 1865. She 
died in 1880. 

'''"'' Sarah, h. 1849; m. "''Elbert Degraff. Reside in Dela- 
ware. Had children. 

'''"Willis G., b. 1827; m. ^'^^Sarah Van Etten in i860. 
Resides in Owasco Had children, '"'Antoinette, b. 1861 ; 
'•""Charlotte, b. 1863 ; '•"'Cornelia, b. 1865 ; and '"'Daniel D., 
b. 1868. 

'-'"Louisa Jane, b. 1829; m. '''"Harvey Horton in 1852; 
had ""Edwin, b. 1853, d. 1884, and ""'Eugene. The husband 
was a volunteer in the Rebellion. 

"''SaraM A/., b. 1831 ; m. "'^'George W. Tallowday in 
1851 ; had '"'Lewis and "^"Elliott. He died in 1861. 

"''Jo/m IV., b. 1833; m. "''Emily Blair in 1859; '^^^ 
'"'Porter, '""Lesta, '•^" Hetty, and '"'Addie. Resided in Rich- 
land Co., Ohio. '"^John W.'s services were accepted in the 

""'Cornelia E., b. 1836; m. "*''Sewell Gower, of Cedar 
Bluff, Iowa. Moved to California. 

''"Thomas S., b. 1839; m. "''Luticia Winspeare in 1868 
in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio. He volunteered in the 19th 
Regt. N. Y. for two years' duty in the Rebellion. Had 
children, '•'"Mary Jane, ""Manuel Gonsaules, ""Napoleon, 
"'"Stephen C, and ""Theodore. 

'"""Daniel S., b. 1842 (single) ; also a volunteer and twice 
wounded ; and after serving out his term in the 75th N. Y. 
he again went to the front in the battle of Cedar Creek, 
Shenandoah Valley, Va., where he was killed Oct. 19, 1864. 


''''Mary E., b. 1844; m. "''Martin V. B. Van Etten in 
1866. Resided in Warren, Peiin. No children in 1878. He 
also volunteered in the 75th N. Y., was twice wounded ; the 
last shot nearly tore his arm off, which maimed him for life. 

This branch of the family were certainly very patriotic 
during the War of the Rebellion. Besides, '"'Daniel S. (who 
was mortally wounded), '""'Thomas S., '"°John W., and the 
sons-in-law, ""Van Etten and ""Horton, and the grandson, 
""'George W. De Voe, all of which were engaged in the war 
for the preservation of the Union and came home (except 
one, whose body lies near where it fell) with an honorable 

''"^'Dr. Benjamin, the fifth and youngest child, was born 
in the township of Owasco in the year 1805. He select- 
ed medicine and surgery for his profession, studied in 
the office of ''"Dr. Van Epps in Auburn, and graduated 
through the Medical College at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y , where he obtained his diploma in the year 1829, and 
the next year married ""Sarah Bevier (a cousin to his 

" After practising a year or two each in the Towns of 
Sempronius, Cayuga Co , and Junius, in Seneca Co., N. Y., 
he returned to Owasco, where he passed the remainder of 
his life." 

As a physician he was very popular, his practice extend- 
ing to the suriounding villages and country homes from ten 
to twent}' miles away, and was generally successful. 

" Tlie onl}' electoral offices he ever held or was a candi- 
date for," says his son, " were those of Trustee and Super- 
intendent of Common Schools. His political views may be 
described by the statement that he voted with the Whigs 
and anti-slavery men of his time. It was by his invitation 
and in the grove surrounding his residence that the noted 
ex-slave and colored orator ""Frederick Douglass delivered 
his first speech in that section." 

""'Dr. Benjamin's wife, """Sarah, bore him five children, 
named '■""Elizabeth Bevier, ""Benjamin Rush, "'"Helen An- 

Tiio^rAs. 187 

toinette, ""Cornelia Marion, and """'Daniel Elijah. His wife 
Sarah died in 1851. His second wife was '•'"■Caroline Tomp- 
kins, whom he married in 1853, and by her had three chil- 
dren, two of which lived to grow np, named '""Marianne (b. 
1856; m. ""'C. Sykes) and ""'Charles Horatio (b. 1858, died 
1883 ; sino-le). 

Dr. Benjamin's death t)CCLincd in Owasco in 1859. 
About two yeais after his widow married a man named 
""°Wm. Kilmer; then. moved to Auburn, N. Y. 

'■'■^Elizabeth B. was born at Owasco in 1831 ; married 
""'Mathew Conkling Ten Eyck in 1852. In 1865 they moved 
to St. Paul, Minn. Had children, "'^^Mary Helen and '^'"^'Sa- 
rah Conkling- ; the first child, named '""'Charles, died young. 

'''•Mary H., b. 1854; m. in 1873 to ''"'William H. Caine, 
M.D., of Stillwatei-, Minn., where they resided in 1879. 

''''Sarah C, b. 1857; '"• i'^ 1879 "'"George Ned Culver, 
of St. Paul. 

"'^Beiijajniii R. was born in Owasco in 1833. At the age 
of 17 years he contracted with the U. S. Government to 
carry the mails between Auburn and the villages of Owasco 
and Kelloggsville in Cayuga Co., with a stage-ccxach for 
freight and passengers. This business gave him sufficient 
knowledge of horses and led him to deal somewhat exten- 
sively in purchasing Ohio horses, which he brought back 
and sold through the country. When 22 years of age he 
married "'''Almira Lewes Clark, of Buffalo, N. Y., and be- 
came engaged in farming. 

In 1877 he removed to St. Paul, Minn., where he opened 
a boarding and livery stable. His children were named 
""Lydia Clark, born i8S7; "''Sarah Luella, born 1859; and 
'■"'George Clark, born 1868. 

'■""//r/iv/ A. was born in Owasco in 1836, and in the course 
of time she became a teacher in the State Normal School 
(of Michigan) at Ypsilanti, in which position she remained 
until i860, when she was married to "'•'Trof. Erastus Lathrop 
Ripley, Principal of the State Normal School (as above). 
She lived but a short time afterwards, as her death took 


place in 1863, leaving an infant daughter named ""^-lelen, 
who is still living with her father at Shelbina, Shelby Co., 
Missouri, where he is Principal of the Shelbina Collegiate 

^"^^^ Cornelia M. was also born in Owasco in 1838 ; gradu- 
ated in the academy at Corning, N, Y.,in i860. She married 
in 1862 to '"'Frank B. Brown, editor and proprietor of the 
Corning Democrat, m\d had one son, named ""'Cornie Frank 
Percy, who was sixteen days old when she died (Dec. 2, 1863). 

''^^'Daniel E. was also born in the town of Owasco in 1844, 
where, having had the advantage of attending a good school 
in Owasco village and also the Auburn City Academy, he 
became very efficient and a prominent scholar. Soon after 
he was employed as a salesman in several places until the 
Rebellion called for recruits, when he enlisted on the 26th 
day of August, 1862, in the U. S. Army, at Auburn, for the 
Third New York Regiment of Volunteers, Light Artillery, 
then stationed at Newbern, N. C. He writes : " On the 
19th of the following month, in company with about three 
hundred other recruits, 1 was marched on board of a steam- 
ship at New York City, and after a tempestuous voyage of 
three or four days safely arrived at the Camp of my Regi- 
ment. I was fortunately assigned to "°"Capt. Geo. E. Ash- 
by's Battery E of 20-pound Parrott guns, in which I unex- 
pectedly found my cousin '"''Thomas, son of '"'M. Y. De 
Voe, Esq., of Owasco, and whose kindness to me soon after- 
wards, through a severe and prolonged attack of remittent 
fever, doubtless saved my life. 

" I served until the end of the War as Corporal, Quarter- 
master Sergeant, Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsis- 
tence of Artillery Brigade, and as Clerk in the Medical 
Purveyor's, Commissary's, and Quartermaster's Depart- 
ments, and at Commanding General's Head-Quarters. I 
was thus much of the time on what was called ' detailed 
duty,' and although 1 had volunteered as a private, I never 
was drilled or performed any duty as such, and never was 
wounded, though I was often 'under fire.' 

THOMAS. ' 189 

" I was on the expedilion of ""''General Butler's up the 
James River, and anions" the J'roops that were ' bottled up ' 
at Bermuda Hundreds and City Point. At the Battle of 
Drury's Blufif my Batter)- lost two of its guns and about 
one-third of its men and horses. I was at that time its O'" 
Master. We were afterwards stationed at various points 
along the line in front of Petersburgh and Richmond, where 
we had almost dail}' artiller}^ ' duels' with batteries, but no 
occasion to repulse a charge. Here I had a horse killed 
one day, and got so used to the feeling of fear, which is in- 
separable from the presence of known danger, that I could 
continue writing at my desk even while our camp was being 

" One narrow escape that I will mention was when a 
piece of a shell came through the side of my tent and swept 
off my desk a cup of water that was sitting in front of me. 

" In the autumn of 1864, by request of ""'Captain Ashby, 
I was ordered by ""'Gen. Butler to return to Newbern to 
transact some business tor my Battery with the Quarter- 
master's Department there. The Yellow Fever had been 
ravaging that place during all the preceding summer, and 
it was still considered such a dangerous port to visit that 
the Steamer by which I returned was kept at Quarantine at 
Fortress Monroe for ten days. But the enjoyment of my 
trip was only prolonged and not lessened by this occur- 
rence, as we had, fortunately, no case of sickness on board, 
and the view^ from our vessel of the harbor and shipping 
and the Fortress and adjacent country was a delightful one 
both by day and night. We were also permitted to cruise 
about the vicinity at pleasure, even going one day a con- 
siderable distance up the York River, where some of us 
spent the afternoon fishing and others in the woods on 

"It was a singular coincidence that this steamer was the 
same one which had first convej^ed me to Newbern from 
New York, and that the day we arrived at Fortress Monroe 
and were quarantined was the twentieth anniversarv of my 


birthday. Upon our release from quarantine we landed at 
Norfolk, where I pleasantly spent a few days, and thence 
proceeded by boat up the James River to City Point. Here 
I saw for the first time ""'Gen. Grant, and at his head-quar- 
ters learned where my Batter}- was then stationed, and soon 
rejoined it. I entered Riciimond the day after it was sur- 
rendered, was there when Sherman's Grand Army marched 
through, was mustered out of the service there June 23, 
1865, and ' paid off' at Syracuse, N. Y., June 30." 

Mr. De Voe then became engaged in various positions, 
such as clerk, reporter, editor, and while in the latter situ- 
ation editing and publishing tiie Corning Democrat^ under 
the firm of De Voe & '"'Rowland, his health obliged him to 
relinquish the business, and seek not onl}' a more healthy 
climate, but also a change of employment. After many 
trials and vicissitudes he is now (1879) f<^»^in(^ the cashier and 
accountant of the Whitney Glass-Works at Glassboro, New 
Jersey, enjoying very good health and the life of a bachelor. 
Since writing the above '"^'Daniel R. writes that he has en- 
tered into business in Boston. 

^"^Tlioinas was born in Owasco in the year 1809; married 
'""Rachel Bevier in 1830 (daughter of '"'Daniel Bevier, and 
she was his mother's cousin). Thomas was a prominent 
farmer near Auburn, where his wife died in 1871, without 
children. He afterwards sold his farm to '""Jacob Stroud 
De Voe (his nephew), and now lives the life of a retired 
farmer, much respected, in the city of Auburn. 

^"""^Cornelia was born in Owasco in 181 1 ; married ""Dan- 
iel Baldwin, a promising lawyer in Owasco in 1833, after 
which he changed his residence to New York City, and the 
last 20 years of his life he practised law in Auburn, where 
he died suddenly in 1876, aged 74 years. Left children, 
'"^Laura and '^'"Edwin. 

'""Latira, b. 1838 ; m. ""Augustus Stoner, of the city of 
New York ; they have one daughter, ""Adelle, b. 1874. 

^'"'Ediviii, b. 1847 ; unmarried. Counsellor at law, No. 6 
Pine St., N. Y. 

I'lloMA?. 191 

^"''^Nancv was also boi-n in Owasco, in i<Si4; married 
^"^Elias Dexter in 1836. Thev resided in the city of New 
York, where he kept a store on Broadway many years, en- 
gaged in the sale of looking-glasses, engravings, and rare 
prints. '""Nancy died 1854. Had children, ""Edward, 
'"■■'lanthe, and ""'Franklin (b. 1848, died in 1859). 

"'^Edicard, b. 1842 ; m. ""Frances Lucv Dunstall ; have 
one child named '""Ella Frances, b. 1867. 

'"■'lanthe, b. 1845 ; m- ""VVallace B. Lane. She died in 
1870. The mother with her child lie buried in Greenwood 
Cemetery. The father, '"^Elias Dexter, gave up business to 
his son, ""Edward, and went to England, where he now 
(1879) resides, 

^^''Benjajnin was born in Somerstown, Westchester Co., 
N. Y., in 1770; married """Letitia Holmes in that town. 
Moved with his father into Ulster Co., afterwards to Owasco, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y. He had children, '^'"Eli, "^^Jesse, 
'^''"Moses, ''"John, '-^'-^Elijah, ''^"Luke B. ; '""'Jemima, b. 1813 ; 
'•"^Sarah Ann, b. 1815; ''""iMaria, b. 1817 ; and '^'^Nelly, b. 
1819. "''Benjamin died in 1819. His widow married 
""'Abraham Van Houton ; she died some two years after. 

'"■''Eli, b. 1791 ; m. ist, "'^'^Mary Sibley; had '^"Arabella, 
•^''Jemima, '=""Susan, '""William (b. 1818; single). Eli's 2d 
wife was "•'Lucinda Smith ; had '""Mary, ""Abel, and 

''''Arabella, b. 181 2 ; m. """Andrew Vanderbilt ; had 
''■''Byron and "'"Hester. 

'^^"yeinima^ b. 1814; m. "'"Leonard Vanarsdall. He died 
soon after. Eli resided in Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

''''' Jesse, b. 1793 ; m. "'"Rebecca Van Vleet in 1818 ; had 
""•"Stephen, '^""^Benjamin, ''^"'Letitia, and ""^Rachel. '"'Jesse 
died in the town of Wolcott, Wayne Co., N. Y., in 1868. 

""'Rev. Stephen, b. 1820; m. ""Mary Ford. He was a 
Baptist minister in Wolcott. Had children, """Austin (b. 
1853 ; m. Hester De Voe, his cousin) and "'"Maria, b. 1855. 

''''"'Benjamin, b, 1822 ; m. "'"Ann Eliza Longyear. He 
was prominent in the Methodist Church in Indiana. Said 


to have married twice ; had children, '•'"Jesse, '"''William, 
'"^'Albert, '^"^Eloise Sarah, '"■Hattebell, '""Elizabeth, and 
""Justine. His second wife had '""Oliver, ""Thomas, and 

'''\Woses,b. 1795; m. ist, ^'"Laura Baldwin ; 2d, ^"'Eliza- 
beth Willey ; and 3d, '^'''Harriet Demmon. The latter part 
of his life he lived in Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y. He 
was a soldier in the War of 18 12, a prominent exhorter in 
the Methodist Church, and highly esteemed. He died in 
1879. Had children, ""Benjamin, born 1829, died young, 
and ^''"Loretta, b. 183 1 ; m. ""Hiram W. IngersoU; they had 
one son in Ithaca, N. Y. Loretta died in 1875, her husband 
in 1878. 

''"'John, b. 1805 ; rn. ""T^achel De Witt in 1830. She 
died in 1869, and her husband's death took place in June, 
1882, of which the press* has the follounng notice: "The 
sudden death of John Devoe, one of our veteran citizens, in 
the 77th year of his age. — He was born in Owasco, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., July 12, 1805. He was married March 25, 1830, 
to Rachel De Witt, daughter of '"'Abraham De Witt, then 
of what is now known as Chenango Bridge, about five miles 
north of the city. In 1835 he moved to Binghamton and 
engaged in Wool-carding and Cloth-dressing at what was 
then Lewis', now Noyes', Mills, at the head of Water Street, 
being for a time in company with '"'Mr. Wm. Slosson. He 
subsequently conducted the business alone and continued it 
until i860. In that year he bought a Farm three miles west 
of this city, which he worked until 1865, at which time Mrs. 
Devoe died. Since then he has lived on the adjoining farm 
with his son Henry J., where he resided at the time of his 

""Mr. Devoe was the father of four children, two only 
of whom are now living, "'"Benjamin Devoe, of this city ; 
'^"Henry J. Devoe, who resides just west of the city at East 
Union ; ""Julia, wife of '"'Thomas J. Clark, of this city, and 

* Daily Ke/'itb/iraii, Binghamton, June 5, 1882. 

THOMAS. 19^ 

who died in 1856 ; and ""'Mar3% who died at the age of nine 
years in 1847 (t>. 1838). 

" The deceased was an unassuming, quiet man, but a per- 
son of strong convictions, fixed principles, and of universally 
recognized integrity and purity of character. He was an 
earnest Christian, a member, and we believe one of the 
founders, of the Congregationalist Church of this city, and 
much esteemed as a kind neighbor and most worthy citizen." 

His children were, 

''''Jiilia, b. 1831 ; m. "'Thomas J. Clark in 1852. They 
died as above. 

^^'^^ Henry J., b. 1834 ; m. '"'Augusta Swart wout, of Union, 
Broome Count}^ N. Y., in 1866 ; had "'"George, b. 1869, and 
'"'^Iargaret, b. 1875. "''Henry J. resides at East Union, 

'^^^ Benjamin, b. 1837 ; m. '""Sarah J. Moore in 1861. Re- 
sides in Binghamton, N. Y., above twenty years. He is re- 
presented as a prominent citizen and a worthy public offi- 
cer, now holding the office of Collector of the Revenue. 
Had "'''Mary, b. 1862; "'"Grace, b. 1866; and ""Jennie, b. 

''''''Elijah, b. 1809; m. ""Somothey Covert in 1833. Re- 
sides in the town of Somers Hill, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Had 
children, "''George \V. ; ""Dwight D., b. 1839; '"'Elenor, 
b. 1841 ; "'Thebe A., b. 1842 ; "'"Ann E., b. 1844; ""Dorr, 
b. 1845; '"'Strang, b. 1847, d. 1871 ; ""Armilla, b. 1849; 
""Lutitia, b. 1851 ; and ""Elijah, b. 1853. The father died 
in 1854. 

''''George IV., b. 1838; m. "'^Bessy Williams. 

^'''Dzvight D. ; unmarried. Joined the ranks against the 
Rebellion in 1861 ; proceeded on a steamer, took sick and 
died on the steamer in the Gulf of Mexico in 1862. 

"^'Dorr, b. 1845. Also joined the Arm}^ in 1864; also 
taken sick and died, another martyr to the Rebellion. He 
was also unmarried. 

'""^'Luke B.,h. 1812 ; m. ""Susan Maria Crosier, born in 
Owasco. Early in life he joined the M. E. Church, and 


continued a much esteemed and faithful member as long as 
he lived. He died in 1856, leaving several daughters and 
two sons, ""Augusta L., ""Henry L., ""Sarah Ann, "^^Har- 
riet A., ""Sedate C, "*^Adella E., ""Addie M., and ""Ed- 
gar A. (b. 1852, d. 1857). 

^""^"^ Augusta Z., b. 1839 ; ^^- ""Jani^s W. Perkins in 1865 ; 
had '"'Mason De Voe, b. 1866 ; ""Lizzie De Villo, b. 1870 ; 
""Carl and ""Vene (twins), b. 1877. She resided in North 
Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio. 

''''Henry L., b. 1840 ; m. ""Sarah E. Snyder ; had "^"Frank 
H., b. 1863, and ""Mina Augusta, b. 1865. Reside in Eu- 
clid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. 

''''Sarah Ann, b. 1842 ; m. ""Isaac R. Stures in 1864. She 
died in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, in 1866, leaving ^""Eda 
M., b. 1866. 

'"'Harriet A., b. 1844; m. "^'G. W. Alger in 1864; had 
children, "'^Zettie M., b. 1866, and ""Maynard H., b. 1868. 
Reside at Middlebury, Ohio. 

'"'Sedate C, b. 1847 ; m. "^T. G. Parr in 1866. Resided 
in Euclid. Had "^^^Nellie A., b. 1868. 

'"'Adella E., b. 1849 ; m. "'"Alonzo Waters ; had children, 
""Clifton H., b. 1874, and "^'Minnie E., b. 1876. They also 
reside in Euclid. 

'"'Addie M.,h. 1850; m. "'"Henry Stegcemper in 1876. 
She died in 1878, without issue, at East Cleveland. 

"'\Maria, b. 1817 ; m. "''"Nathan Waldo. She died with 
the birth of her first child. 

'""'Szisan, b. 1773 ; m. ""Jonathan Smith ; had children. 

"^'Hanna/i,h. 1775 ; m. ""Benjamin Fisher; had children. 


'" A BRAHAM was born at Morrisania in 1735, and when 
l\' old enough he began and learned the trade of a car- 
penter. At the age of 23 years he married "^'Elizabeth Par- 
cells and moved to Harlem, where he worked at his trade 
until 1762, when he moved on a small farm of some 50 acres 
just below Fort Washington on New York Island, bounded 
on the North River and the Bloomingdale Road, which he 
had purchased, and about the same period he was elected a 
constable of the Harlem division. The farm cost about 40 
pounds, of which a portion was loaned to him by his bro- 
ther, yo/m Devoo, who had previously settled at Bushwick, 
L. I., to whom Abraham gave a document, yet in existence, 
of which the following is a copy : 

" Know all men by these Presents that I, Abraham Deuove, 
of Harlem, in the County of New York, are held and firmly 
bound unto ""John Deuove, of Bushwick, in Kings Coiuitey, 
in the sum of Sixtey Pound, Current Money of the Province 
of New York, to be Paid to the said John Deuove, or to his 
certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to 
witch Payment well and truly to be maid^I do bind my 
Self, my hears, Executors, and Administrators, and every of 
them firmley by these Presents, Sealed with my Seal, dated 
the first day of May, in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty two, and in the Second Year of 
the Reign of our Sovereing Lord George the Third, by the 
Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland. 

" The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the 
above bounden Abraham Deuove, his heii-s. Executors, Ad- 
ministrators, or any of them Shall and do, well and truly, 


pay or cause to be paid unto the above named John Deuove, 
or to his ceartain Attorney, Executors, Administrators, or 
Assigns, the just and full Sum of Thirty Pound with five pr. 
sent corent money aforesaid on or before the first day of 
May next insuing the dait hereof, and that without any 
fraud or other Delay ; then this Obligation to be void, or 
else to remain in full force and virtue. Sealed and delivered 
in the Presence of ^''Abraham Devove. 

" ""Henry Oblenus. 

""•Daved Deuove." 

*" Abraham attended his farm, worked at his trade, and 
as his water right extended to and in the North River he 
engaged in shad and other fishing when in season, as his old 
account-book and papers show. In these accounts, com- 
mencing in 1764, appears, '""'Peter Tetar, Depter to Abra- 
ham Deuove " (also found written Deuoue, Devoiie, Deuore) for 
carpenter's work. ""John Maansel for " i day at a swingate, 
6.?."; "to one half a bushel of Petatoes, i^. 3^." " ""'Aron 
Myer, Depter, for 16 pound of tobackco, 8i-. ; To mending a 
stove, ^d. ; mending a waggon, 4^. 6d. ; To makeing a coffen, 
^s.\ To 5oshadd,8^." With " "'"Heneryjacubs " ''he work- 
ed 54 day — £\\ \^s. 6^/." In 1770 he charged """John Ryer, 
the Sonn (son) of ""tunes Ryer, \s. for 2 pound of tobackco "; 
and soon after " 15 pound of tobackco, 55-." Then follows 
" 4 pound tobackco, 2s. and 7 Bushshels of Turneps, \os. 6d." 
On another page the name of " "'"Roger Morres at Harlem 
(known since as "'^Mad® Jumel's), Depter to Abraham De- 
voue for worcking 4 Days and a half, ^i js.; to macking of 
one ox-yoack, ^s. ; 83 shad, 14^. ; To a Bass and one shad, 
IS. gd. ; To showing (shoeing) of a Slead, 5^-. ; mending a 
drag, IS. 6d. ; To the Macking of eight ox-bows. Si'." In 
1775 he charges ""Jeme Van Cortland " for macking of four 
spools and one flyer (for a weaving machine), 4^." 

Previous to several of these last charges property had 
advanced in prices, and he offered his farm for sale through 
the press, which is thus set forth in the New York Gazette 


and Mercury, ]w\x i6, 1770: " To be sold. — A small, conve- 
nient farm, pleasantly sitnated on the Post Road eleven 
miles from the city of New York ; bounded westerly by 
Hudson's River, where is good landing and extraordinary 
fishing place. Oysters are caught here in great plenty. The 
farm contains about 50 acres ; the whole is well watered by 
living fountains and pretty well wooded. There is on the 
premises a very good dwelling-house, stable and two bar- 
racks, a small bearing orchard, and about 150 young apple- 
trees of the best fruit beginning to bear, with a variety of 
other fruit. There is a few acres of ver}^ good mowing 
ground, and the whole is very natural to grass and pro- 
duces all kinds of grain. Whoever inclines to purchase the 
same may apply to Abraham Devoe on the premises, who 
will agree on reasonable terms and give an indisputable title 
for the same." The property was not then sold, as we again 
find it advertised at public vendue (but differently described) 
on the 28th of October, 1771 : "To be sold on the premises 
the 23d of November next. — A farm situate on the road to 
New York, adjoining the road, on which is a very good 
dwelling-house, with two rooms on a floor and a fire-place 
in each room, with a cellar under it. i\lso an out-house or 
stable 14 by 21, with a good cellar and two barracks. The 
land contains about 35 acres of arable land, with five acres 
of excellent meadow ground and an orchard of about 300 
fruit-trees, forming nearly a square from the road down to 
the Hudson's River. It is well water'd with fine spring, 
and finely situated for fishing, fowling, &c., with an exten- 
sive common before it for the range of cattle, &c., and fire- 
wood that will serve about 18 years. If any person should 
be inclined to treat for it by private sale apply to Mr. Devoe 
on the premises, by whom an indisputable title will be 
given. ^^^ Abraham. Devoe.'' 

He disposed of his farm, and soon after moved to the 
city of New York, where he found plenty of w^ork both at 
his trade and on the shipping vessels ; but the exciting 
times on the opening of the Revolution began to affect his 


business — in fact, all sorts of mechanical trades were at a 
standstill, without any hope of improvement very soon — so 
he concluded to tr}- farming- again in addition to his trade, 
and moved out into Bergen County, N. J., near a place 
called " Tea Neck," where he lived a short period ; but not 
liking the place, and finding a small farm near Schraalen- 
berghand the New Bridge, purchased it and again began to 
farm, and continued also working at his trade. 

The battle of Long Island, however, changed his plans. 
His country wanted his services ; one of his sons had be- 
come large enough to help his mother, and with her con- 
sent her patriotic husband joined the American Army in a 
compan}^ under '''"Capt. Demarest, w^here he shortly after 
became an under officer. 

It was not long after when Tory thieves were organized 
and began to steal cattle, horses, hogs, fowls, and every 
other thing that was at all valuable in the surrounding 
country. His premises were several times visited by both 
the black and white desperadoes, who took his cattle, robbed 
his house, abused his family, especially his brave wife, who 
would not disclose to them where his money was hid. He 
having considerable gold and silver concealed, part of 
w^hich was from the sale of Fort Washington property, he 
concluded to invest it in Continental money, just then issued, 
and this he held until it became almost worthless, and in the 
end he lost the greater part or all of it. 

Several interesting facts have been handed down to and 
through his generations, one of which (a great-granddaugh- 
ter) gives an account of his sufferings and his wife's bravery 
(leaving out names), which appeared in the press under the 
head of " A perilous night. — In the year 1776, at the time the 
English troops were encamped near Hackensack, on the 
east side of the river, there stood on the old Hackensack 
road, about half-way between New Bridge and Hacken- 
sack, a large and commodious farm-house. One night just 
at dusk there might have been seen a man dressed in the 
uniform of an American officer cautiously wending his way 


toward it. As he entered he was joyfully welcomed by the 
family, for his wife and children were rejoiced to have the 
husband and father spend the night with them. 

" At midnight they were suddenly aroused by the tramp- 
ing of horses and the sound of voices. In an instant the 
husband and wife were on their feet, and, looking from the 
window, perceived a large company of English soldiers sur- 
rounding the house. Already a soldier was stationed at 
every window except one, a small window leading from a 
store-closet, which was so completely overgrown with shrub- 
bery as to be unnoticed by them. 

" ' This is your only chance,' exclaimed the wife, ' go at 
once.' ' No,' replied the sturdy soldier, ' I will stay and 
defend my family.' ' Stay and be slain or taken prisoner!' 
replied his wife. ' I will do all the defence that is necessary ; 
for my sake flee.' Thus urged he di^opped noiselessly from 
the window. Hat and shoes were handed him by his wife, 
and he crept silently away, expecting every moment to be 
taken prisoner by the enemy. 

" In the meantime the British soldiers were thundering 
at the door, loudl}^ demanding admittance ; but the lady of 
the house was in no hurry to admit them, knowing that if 
her husband could but reach the woods he might so make his 
way to the fort and be safe. Finally she withdrew the bolt, 
and the leader demanded, ' Where is your husband ?' ' He 
is not here,' she replied. ' Don't tell me that ; we saw him 
come here at dusk, and we have sworn to have him dead or 

" They searched the house from attic to cellar, and when 
they discovered that he had really escaped they were filled 
with rage. The leader flashed high his swOrd before the 
lady, angrily exclaiming : ' Woman, do you see this sword? ' 
' I do.' * Well, to-day I broke it over your rebel son's head, 
and I would have served your husband the same could I 
have found him.' 

" For an instant the mother's heart failed her ; then, 
thinking he had merely said it to frighten her, she again 


took courage. Had she known that her eldest son had 
been taken prisoner, was wounded and apparently dying in 
the English camp at Fort Lee, her courage might have for- 
saken her. After helping themselves to every eatable in 
the house they departed. 

" The lady did not again retire, but at dawn di'essed her- 
self for a walk, leaving the children in charge of the faithful 
colored servants. She took her youngest boy by the hand 
and walked quickly to the English camp. Arriving there, 
she demanded an audience with the chief officer. A little 
surprised, they admitted her. As soon as she entered the 
officer arose and requested her to be seated, for he was as 
quick to recognize the true lady in the woman before him 
as she vva§ to perceive that he was an English gentleman of 
the old school. Declining the proffered seat, she inquired : 
* Sir, did you come to this country to fight with men, or to 
rob and plunder women and children?' 

" ' To fight with men, madam ; it is only villains and 
cowards who will harm defenceless women and children.' 

" She then recounted the events of the previous night, 
adding : ' This is the third time your soldiers have entered 
my house and despoiled it of everything that they thought 
would prove to their advantage.' 

" ' And was your husband at home when the soldiers ar- 
rived?' inquired the officer. * He was.' 'And did you as- 
sist him to escape?' ' I did ; I should not have been a true 
wife if I had not.' 

" The officer's face lit up with admiration as he replied : 
' I must say you are a brave woman to come and tell me 

" Then, calling two of his most trusty soldiers, he com- 
manded them to escort the lady home, and guard her house 
day and night as long as they were there encamped ; and if 
ever she was again troubled by his soldiers he would require 
an apology at their hands. But she was never again mo- 
lested, and ever after was heard to speak in the highest 
terms of the English grentleman." 

ABRAIIA]\r. 20I 

After peace was declared "'Abraham Devoe was found 
on his small farm and hard to work at his trade. Among 
his papers appeared a bill made out in 1799 for 119 days' 
work on the '' Scaullenburgh Church " at lOi-. per day, now 
called the " South Church," alongside of which is the burial- 
place or cemetery where lies the remains of Abraham Devoe 
and his brave wife — she dying in 18 18, while he lived on to 
the great age of 91 years, as he died in the year 1826 

"%\braham and his wife had but five children to grow to 
the age of maturity, named ""Mary, '^'"John, ""'Elizabeth, 
"'"Sarah, and ""Abraham A. 

'^'' 3 farj' (or Polly) was born in 1759, remained unmarried, 
and the latter part of her life lived in the city of New York, 
where she died in 1829. 

'^'^Jo/iu was born near Harlem in 1761. Worked with 
his father at various places until the Revolution began and 
the Tory thieves at work depredating around the country 
in New Jersey. His father having joined the American 
Army, John, although 3'oung in years, was stout and fear- 
less, and an able protector for his mother, sisters, and young 
brother, and by his care and watchfulness often thwarted 
the designs of the cowardly thieves, who became so in- 
censed against him as to waylay him when returning to his 
home from a visit to his father, who la}' encamped on the 

A black scoundrel named ''"Drake, who had grown up 
in the neighborhood and always known to have thievish 
proclivities, was the leader of a gang of the worst kind of 
Tories or '' Cow Boys," engaged in stealing, robbing, and 
plundering houses, whipping or even hanging the inmates 
when opposition was offered. This leader became known 
as Captain Drake, who with three or four of his gang had 
prepared to wayla}' or even murder young "'*John De Voe, 
and while passing through the woods he was suddenly 
struck down by Drake with the butt and lock of his musket, 
which broke his skull and he was left for dead. Some of the 
British scouts afterwards found him, yet alive, when they 


carried him to Fort Lee, where a surgeon trepanned him 
and thus saved his life ; but he carried a rough and terrible 
mark on his forehead until his death. 

This attempt of Drake to murder John De Voe became 
known to a relative named "'*Peter Demarest, who had seve- 
ral fine horses and other animals which he had guarded 
with much care for some time. Through one of his neigh- 
bor's slaves he learned that Capt. Drake was preparing to 
steal his horses, and that he had said, " They were too good 
for a d-m-d Rebel to keep." Demarest had been on the 
watch for several nights, and at last he discovered the gang 
steal quietly into his barn, and soon after Drake appeared 
leading out one of his best horses, when Demarest, without 
a moment's hesitation, raised his well-charged musket and 
shot the negro dead, much to the gratification of the neigh- 
borhood. The other villains turned out the back way and 
fled in fear of other loaded muskets they supposed were 
waiting for them. 

^"'Drake's body lay in the barnyard several days, when 
some colored people were hired to bury it on the top of a hill 
close by, which has ever since been known as " Drake's Hill." 

After "**John De Voe's discharge from Fort Lee, having 
fully regained his health, he joined the Continental Armv, 
and was engaged in several battles and skirmishes, in one of 
the latter, although small in numbers, yet again it came near 
proving fatal to him by the unexpected onset of the enemy, 
who outnvimbered his comrades. He was struck down by 
a heavy sword-cut, which rendered him senseless, then a 
musketeer to finish him thrust his bayonet through his 
body. A descendant writes : " He lay all night on the field 
partly in the water, the enemy supposing him to be dead, 
but on the following day a company of British soldiers came 
across him and found him yet alive. They asked him his 
name ; he could hardly speak, but said his name was De 
Voe. The Captain raised his sword and forbade any one 
harming him, but told him that if he had said his name was 
''^''^ Demarest he would have cut him in pound pieces." 


His laying partly in the water no doubt was the means 
of refreshing and restoring him to his senses, and in the end 
of saving his life. 

This time he was conveyed to New York City, placed 
in one of the prison hospitals, where he suffered for many 
months; but youth and a robust constitution being on his 
side he got strength enough to attempt an escape, and he 
succeeded in crossing the North River, where, through his 
acquaintance with the country, he reached his home without 
the knowledge of the numerous British sentries. Here a 
mother's nursing recovered him so as to be fit at least for 
light duty in the camp, but his bayonet wound was at times 
very painful;" still he continued until the close of the war, 
when he was honorably discharged and afterwards pen- 

Through his whole life he occasionally suffered severe 
pains from that dreadful bayonet wound ; this with his in- 
dented forehead, made by the lock of the musket which 
Capt. Drake drove into his brain, were the rough memen- 
toes of the Revolution, the story of which has been handed 
down through his generations. 

Several years after the close of the Revolution John De 
Voe met ''''Helen Godwin and married her in 1791, by 
whom he had children, ""'Abraham, ''"Henry, ""John (b. 
1797), ""^Frederick, "^^Mary, ""David, ""Eliza, ""'Eli, 
"'"Phoebe, ""Elijah, ""Harriet, ""Marella, and "''Samuel 
Demarest. ""''Frederick died unmarried. 

Soon after the marriage "'*John De Voe heard of the 
excellent farming land in the Genesee country (N. Y.), where 
he moved and was found by a letter dated October 9, 1803, 
at " Broad Albin," in which he notices the death of his sis- 
ter's ("'"Elizabeth) husband, who died there. He afterwards 
moved to Homer, in Cortland County, New York, where 
many years after his death is found: " Died, on the 19th 
(March) inst., at Homer, "''John De Voe, aged '/6 years, a 
volunteer in the Revolutionary Army." 

The generations of John De Voe were found so scattered 


that it was found impossible to gain much reliable informa- 
tion at this late period. 

'^^"^ Abraham, b. 1792; m. """Lucy Snafe ; had children, 
■"'Lucy, '""Jeremiah, ""Mary, '"'Valonia.'^nVilliam, "'"Frede- 
rick, "^^'Modesta, "'^Henry, and "^'Eliza. 

^''^^ Henry, b. 1794; married and had "''George, "'"Sullivan, 
""Louisa, and ""Allen. 

''''Mary, b. 1801 ; m. "^'William Cheny ; had children. 

'''''' David, b. 1805 ; m. "''Cornelia Ackerman ; had son, 
"^'Eugene. The family moved to Savannah, where they 
died (supposed) with yellow fever. 

''''Eliza, b. 1807; m. "'^Smith Hurlbut ; had children, 
"''Helen, ""Eli De Voe, "'"Adelaide, "'^Elizabeth, "''Lettie, 
and "''Charles. 

''''Eli, b. 1809 ; m. "'"Abigal D. Spear ; had "'"Eloise and 
"'"Isaac N. ; both in 1878 were single. The father began 
life or a business unsuitable to his peculiar talent, and after 
one or two changes joined the old police force, where lie 
became afterwards celebrated as a detective, in which he 
displayed ability of the highest order. He was well known 
throughout the " States " as well as in Europe and Canada, 
having been employed in cases requiring great skill, saga- 
city, and honor. 

One of his great exploits v/as the successful capture of the 
notorious French defrauders Carpentier, Brelet, Parot, and 
others who had robbed the French Railway Compan)'^ in 
France. This exhibition of American detective skill drew 
from Europe, as well as from America, the highest praises 
upon him. ""Baron Rothschild, the great Jew broker of 
Paris, received De Voe in his palatial mansion with all the 
honors, and presented him with a private as well as a costly 
gift — ^' A remembrance of skill, energy, perseverance'' oxi one 
side, "gratitude, appreciation, and reivard'' on the other. 

At the commencement of the Rebellion he entered the 
detective service of the Government. When "'^Lincoln 
started to Washington, before his first inauguration, Messrs. 
""''De Voe and ""'Lampson were sent to Baltimore to inves- 


tigate the rumor that Lincoln would be assassinated in that 
city. The work was difficult atid dangerous, and had to be 
prosecuted with the utmost secrecy. They managed to 
mix with the active secessionists, and finally joined a secret 
society whose intent was to kill Lincoln under the cover ol a 
concerted mob. It had been arranged that Lincoln should 
be escorted through the streets, and the murder was to have 
been done while a number of the society attacked and dis- 
ordered the procession. De Voe and Lampson got the de- 
tails of the plot as members of the society, and it was upon 
their information that the expedient of hurrying Lincoln 
through on another train was adopted. When the plot had 
failed the society looked about for traitors in their midst, 
and they soon learned that De V^oe and Lampson were not 
residents of Baltimore. This was enough to arouse their 
suspicions, and the detectives found it necessary to quit so 
suddenly that their baggage was left behind. They went 
to Washington and were followed by a gang of Baltimore 
roughs, who infested their hotel and probably intended ven- 
geance of some kind. But here again detective work 
thwarted any plan that they may have concocted. An- 
other detective, who had gone on to Washington as one of 
the Baltimore gang, found a chance to put De Voe and 
Lampson on their guard. 

De Voe remained in Government employ during the 
War, at times acting as a spy within the rebel lines, and 
upon the assassination of President Lincoln was one of the 
many detectives who were put at work to hunt out those 
concerned in the plot. He arrested ""'Mrs. Surratt, and 
while at her house detected Pa3Mie in the guise of a laborer. 
The arrest of Payne brought him a large reward. 

After the close of the War De Voe was employed by 
the Ninth National Bank of New York, on Broadway near 
Walker Street, as a private detective, and held that posi- 
tion until his death, which occurred at Summit, New Jer- 
sey, on the 25th of January, 1874. He was highly esteemed 
by all who knew him. 


'''■'Phcebe, b. 1812 ; m. "'^Charles Tozer ; had "''Mary, 
""George, "^'Elijah, ^'^'William, and ^'""Jacob. The wife 
died several years ago while residing at Homer, N. Y. 

^^'^ Elijah was born in 18 14, and although he left school 
at the age of nine years, yet with studious habits while a 
clerk in several situations he gained considerable knowledge 
on various subjects, and afterwards became a school-teacher. 
He married ""Miss Harriet Porter, came to New York, 
where his friends had him appointed Assistant Superinten- 
dent of the House of Refuge, in which capacity he remained 
four years, but in consequence of the delinquency of some 
of the officers which he was bold enough to expose induced 
him to resign. He afterwards published a pamphlet of 
about 100 pages, showing up the improper discipline of that 
institution during the period he was there employed. He 
then moved to Higginsville, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he 
became a country merchant, but it proved but little success. 
However, his extensive reading on various subjects with a 
sedate mind led him to join the Universalist Church, and 
afterwards became a minister of that persuasion for four 
years. In the meantime the study of medicme had so com- 
pletely absorbed his attention that he gave up the ministry, 
and now (1878) he is in full practice of the " healing art," 
which he has followed for the last 22 years in Steubenville, 
Ohio. Several years past he has been assisted by his talent- 
ed daughter, the eldest of his children, ""'Mamora, b. — ; 
""Arthur, b. — ; "''Helen B. and ""'Warren M. ; all single. 

'^'^ Harriet, h. 1815 ; m.''°=Alexander Morrison ; had ''"Har- 
riet, b. 1835, and ""'Alexandria, b. 1837. 

''''Marilla,h. 1817 ; m. ""'^Joseph Fletcher; had ''""Shel- 
don, b. 1838; ''"Helen, b. 1840; ""^Joseph, Jr., and ""^ohn, 
b. 1843 (two latter twins). The mother died several years 


^^''Samuel D., b. 1820; m. '""Ada Lyon; had "''Frederick, 
b. 1844; ""'Frank, b. 1846; ""Carrie, b. 1848; and "'^Ada, 

b. 1851. 

'^"'Elisabeth.b. 1763; m. ist, ""Abraham Brower ; had a 


son, ""Abraham, Jr., b. — ; m. ""Rachel Cooper, The fa- 
ther died in 1803. The son '"'Abraham became one of the 
first and most noted and popular omnibus or stage proprie- 
tors on Broadway for many years. His stables were first 
in Crosby, near Bleecker Street, afterward moved to 661 
Broadway, which he kept many years, 

^^^^ Elisabeth's 2d m, was with '"'John Conselyea, by whom 
she had '"'John, Jr., '""Sarah, and '"'Mary. 

'^'°Sara/i, b. 1765 ; m. '"Teter Demarest in 1784; she died 
in 1869, Had children, '""Elizabeth, '''"Mary, '"'James, 
""Abraham, '"Teter, and ""John ("''James, b. 1790; d. 
single, 1867). 

"''''''Elizabeth, b. 1786; m, ""Peter Earl, who served a term 
in the war of 1812 ; had "'"Jacob, "''Sarah, '■'"'John, and 
"'Teter, Jr. (b. 1823, who early went to California and died). 

""""^Jacob, b. 1816; m. "■'"Sarah Van Blarcom, and had 

'-'' Sarah, b. 18 18 ; m. '^"David Hill, He died in 1858, 

"''''^John, b. 1 82 1 ; m. ""Rachel Johnson. 

"""-"Mary, b, 1788; remained single; in 1878 living at 
Oradell Station, N, J, 

'"''^ Abraham, b. 1792; m, ist, "''Harriet Mills; 2d m., 
""Eliza Ryan, 

""""Teter, b. 1795 ; m. "''Jane Parcels. 

""""John, b. 1798 ; m. ist, "''Sarah Ann Sherwood ; 2d m,, 
""Rebecca Swan ; and, after losing both by death, he in due 
time m. "'^Mary Parcels. 

^^^' Abraham A., b. 1767; m. ist, ""Margaret Stringham 
in 1 79 1 ; had """Margaret and """Abraham, when his wife 
died (1798). His second wife will be referred to further on. 

^''''^ Margaret, b. 1792; m. ist, "'"Peter Terhune ; had 
""James, b. — ; ""Abraham, b. — ; ""Albert, b. — ; ""John, 
b. — ; ""Peter, b. — ; "'"Daniel, b. — ; ""Stephen, and 
""Frederick, b. — . 

^^"^ Margaret' s 2d husband was "'"Edward Dawson; had 
son, '""Thomas. 

^"""Abraham, b, -1794; m. ""Frances Williamson in 1829. 


Before his marriage he enlisted as a non-commissioned offi- 
cer in the War of 1812, and was stationed at the Narrows, 
where he served out his term. He was remarkably short in 
stature, but of extraordinary strength, with activity and 
quickness. Always resided in Hackensack. He died in 
1868. His widow was living in 1878 with her interesting 
family at that place. Their children were ""'Abraham, 
b. 1831, and died with cholera in 1832 ; "°4^hebe Ann, b. 1833 ; 
'"'Margaret Elizabeth, b. 1835; '"'Sarah Carstine, b. 1838; 
""'Hannah Lavina, b. 1840 (died 1866); '"'Mary Travers, 
b. 1842; and '"'Andrew Jackson, b. 1845. They had all re- 
mained single, or were so in 1878, and an interesting family. 

The son, '"'Andrew J. De Voe, was found to be a large 
dealer in heavy and light timber at Hackensack, N. J., hav- 
ing a steam saw- mill on his premises with which he cuts 
beams, joist, boards, kindling-wood, turns posts, etc. In 
fact, he is a mechanical genius, as well as a natural and a 
successful meteorologist, on which subject he gave several 
interesting lectures both in New York City and other 
places. He is also a prominent citizen both in the church 
and the temperance cause. 

^^""Abrahajii s second wife was ""Sarah Hu3^Ier, whom he 
married earl}' in the year 1799. She, however, died soon 
after giving birth to twins, both of which died. 

In a letter written by her after her marriage she signs 
''''Sarah De Veue. 

The undertaker's bill, after her death and burial, made 
against ^^'"' '' Abraham deviie,'' was also a curiosit}' in the 
manner of spelling w(jrds. It appeared : 

" For burying your Whife £o l8 o 

For toleing the bell o 3 o 

For the Pall o 4 o 

" To ^^"ISAAC Van Saun, Singin Master." 


"Abrahani s third wife was ""'Gertrude Bogart, by 
whom he had children, '""Ann, '""John, '""Eliza, ""Maria, 
'"'Frederick, and "''Lavina. 


^*''^Ann, b. 1806; m. ^'''Stephen Green, by whom slie had 
""Ann Maria, ^^"VVilliam, ^^^^\braham (b. 1828 ; d. 1859, 
single); '""John, "'"Frances (b. 1832; d. 1863); ""James, 
b. 1835; "^Trederick, and ""Christian (b. 1839; died 

''"Ann Maria, b. 1824; m. "'^Daniel Reynolds; had chil- 

''''''' I Villi am, b. 1826; m. ""Adeline Johnson; had chil- 

'""^JoJin, b. 1830; m. "'"Caroline (or Carrie) Hudson; had 

'''^Frederick, h. 1837; m. "''Matilda Bogart. 

''''John, b. 1812; m. ist, "'"Sarah Williamson; had 
""-'Jane Ann, b. 1836. M. 2d, '^''Maretta Seabright; had 
son, '"'-=Carl Edgar, b. — . M. 3d, "'"Sarah Bogert, with 
whom he lives near Hackensack. 

^*"' Eliza, b. 181 5 ; m, ""David Parcells, who was captain 
of a vessel from Hackensack. Had ""Abraham, b. 1836; 
""Mary, b. 1838; "'^ane, b. 1840; "'Frederick, b. 1843; 
""Lavina, b. 1845; ^^^ ""John, b. 1848. 

^^'^Maria, b. 1817; m. ""Col. Koert. Vorhees (who was 
with "'^Gen. Sherman in the Rebellion). Maria died in 1850, 
leaving children, """Lavina, b. 1838, and ""Eliza Ann, b. 1840. 

^'^"^ Frederick, b. 1818; died of cholera in 1832 ; and '"'Z^- 
vina, b. 1820; died (single) in 1840. 



''' r\ANIEL DE VEAUX, a young brother of "Trede- 
"^"^ rick, emigrated with his elder brother, '^*Nicholas, 
and arrived in New York in 1674. He was born about 1660, 
and married "'^Hannah Frans in 1687, by whom he had chil- 
dren, "'^Metje, "'^Carol (or Charles), b. 1692 ; "'^Cornelius, 
""Hendrick, b. 1698; '"'Johannes, b. 1700; ""Jannetje, 
b. — ; '""Daniel, b. 1705; '"'Jacobus and '"'Rachel (twins), 
b. 1708 ; '"^William, b. 171 1 ; and '"^David, b. 1713. 

It appears a remarkable fact that the brothers, ^"^Frede- 
rick and '"Daniel, each had twins alike (a boy and a girl), 
to which the same names were given, although Daniel's 
were born 30 years after Frederick's. 

We find '^'Daniel followed '"Nicholas soon after his re- 
moval to New Jersey,, where he remained but a short 
period no doubt, from the fact that, after the death of his 
wife and the marriage of several of his children, he removed 
up the North River, where he was found residing near 

But few of the marriages can now be traced with any 
degree of certainty ; the records, however, show the fol- 
lowing : 

'"'Metjc, b. 1687 ; m. '""Jansen Cornelius. 

^^^^Cornelius, b. 1694; m. "''Helena Hasbrouck ; had chil- 
dren, '"^ohn ; '*'^David, b. 1721 ; '"'Helen, b. 1725; '"'Cor- 
nelius, b. 1729; and '"'Daniel, b. 1732. 

'"'y^//;/, b. 1719; m. "'^Margaret Morres in 1743; had 
"'"John, Jr., '"'Isaac, b. 1746; '"'David, b. 1748; '"'William, 
b. 1750; and '"'Rachel. It is, however, said that '"'Jo'i" 
had seven sons by two wives, who were in the battle of 
Stillwater in 1777. 

DANIEL. 211 

"•^^"John, Jr., b. 1744; m. ist, *'''Sarah Frazier in 1764. 
After her death he m. '"''"HV'idow Shever; had children, 
•"'David, '"'Christopher, ""William H., '""Helen, and '"'Isaac. 
'""John, Jr., became early engaged in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, and was elected first lieutenant in the Second Company, 
Fourth Regiment, Rensselaer Battalion, Albany County. 
Was in the battle of Stillwater and several skirmishes. 

'"'Rev. David, b. 1766; m. "*'Eve Wosmer in 1787 at 
Albany ; had children, '*^°David, Jr., '"'Cornelius, '"'"^Jacob, 
'"^'Magdalena, '"^ohn D., '"Charles, '""Abraham, '""Maria 
D., and '"'Hannah. David was a great reader, and early 
became a student both in law and theolog}^ and for 14 years 
was a justice of the peace in Berne Township, near Albany. 
Preferring theology, he was enabled (after mastering three 
languages — the Low Dutch, German, and English) and ac- 
cepted a joint call in the Reformed Dutch Church of 
Beaver Dam, and one at Middleburgh, where he remained 
four years. He then changed to St. Johnsville Reformed 
Dutch Church ; afterwards accepted the commission of 
chaplain in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry. After re- 
maining in St. Johnsville for 13 years he purchased a tract 
of land, on which he settled, or only for a few years, when he 
was called in Columbia County to preach the Gospel, where 
he remained three years and then returned to his forest home, 
and finally preached his last sermon on the Sabbath before 
he died, in the 78th year of his age. 

'*" David, Jr., b. 1788 ; m. ist, ""Maria Martin, b. 1793, in 
1810; had children, '"'David D., '""John M., '"'Cornelius, 
""Isaac, '"\Maria E., '"^Ann, '"^Margaret, '""Charles, and 
'"'Hannah. His wife died, when he married "'"Mary Fru- 

''''David D., b. 181 1 ; m. "'^Matilda Maynard, a widow 
who had a daughter named "'"Alzinia Matilda Francisco. 
""David had no children. 

''''John M., b. 1813 ; m. "'"Delia Rankin in 1835 ; had chil- 
dren, '"'Augusta, '"'Martin, '""Delavan, '"'Alexander, and 
""John H. (b. i860; single). 


''"^Augusta, b. 1837 ; m. "'John O. Davis. She died in 

'"''Martin, b. 1839; m. "''Sarah Ann Wickens ; had one 

'''Welavan, b. 1841 ; m. ""Mary J. Philips; no children. 
Delavan joined the Army in the War of the Rebellion ; was 
badly wounded at the 2d battle of Bull Run, when he was 
mustered out of service, an invalid for life. 

''^'Alexander, b. 1843 ! n^- ""Mary Starin, at Turin, in 
1872 ; had daughter named '"'Clara. 

'""John M., while on his way to Chili, S. A., to lay rail- 
road track, was taken with cholera and died on the Isthmus. 
He was the only victim then. 

'**'Coriielms, b. 1790; m. ist, ""Ann Dorothy Gage; had 
one child, '"'Lena, b. 18 14, when his wife died. The 2d m. 
was with ""Nancy Kingsbury, who had '"'Leonard and 

'**'' Jacob, h. 1793; m. "'"Hannah Wosmer ; had children, 
'"'Eva Ann, '"'Elsie, '"'Mathias, '""David, '"'Susan and '*"Sa- 
rah (twins), '"'Henry, '"'Ralzie, '"^Seth, '"Tolly, and '"'Mar- 

''''Eva A., b. 1822 ; m. ""Hugh HamiU ; had """Mary 
Jane, b. 1848. 

''''Magdalena, b. 1796; m. ""'Peter Boyd; had ""Teter, 
Jr., ""'James, ""'Ann, and ""'Solomon. 

''''John D., b. 1798 ; m. ""'Lucinda Chrystie in 1819 ; had 
'"'Alonzo Chrystie (b. 1821 ; single), '"'Asa Winans, '""Giles 
Henry, '"'Carrie L., and '"'Sarah F. (b. 1843 at Manheim, 
N. Y. ; single). ""John D. resides at Manheim, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y. 

'"'Asa W., b. 1824 (single). Volunteered in the Mexican 
War, and while at Fort Moultrie he was taken sick and 

'"'Giles H., b. 1827. Went to California at the first ex- 
citement of gold discoveries, where he entered into mercan- 
tile business. Was very active in helping to crush out 
" mob law " and public pillage in San Francisco; became 

DANIEL. 213 

one of the body-guard over the first notorious villains who 
were afterwards hung- by the Regulators. He returned to 
N. Y. City about 1859, married '""Miss Oliva M. Mather, 
who with her mother organized a school and home for the 
orphans (and other destitutes) of the soldiers of the War of 
the Rebellion. He died in 1863, leaving one daughter, 
named ""Flory, b. i860. The widow died in California in 


'"'Carrie L., b. 1839 i" Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; mar- 
ried ""^William J, S. Budlong at Ilion ; had daughter, 
'•"'-'AUizza, b. 1863. The mother died in Ilion in 1880. 

'^^''Charles, b. 1801 ; m. ""'Catharine Gray ; had children, 
'^"Edwin (b. 1822; single), '""Catharine E., '"'Mary A., 
■"'Charles (b. 1828), "'"James (b. 1830), '""Cordelia, and 
""Helen A. 

''''Catharine E., b. 1821; m. """James Boyd. 

''''Mary A., b. 1826; m. '"'Joseph Post. ' 

'''' Cordelia, h. 1833; m. ""'"Alfred Bush. 

''''Helen A., b. 1835 ; m. "'^Charles Thomas. 

'"'Abraham, b. 1804; m. ""Mary VYalrath ; had children, 
"'■^Austin, b. 1829, and "='Mary E., b. 1833. 

"''Maria D., b. 1808; m. "'"Charles M. Babbitt; had 
children, "'"Mary Louisa, ""Roswell J. (b. 1833), and 
""Luc)'' Marvin. Residing in Sextonville, Richland Co., 

""Mary L., b. 1830 ; m. '""A. L. Scott. 

""Lucy M., b. 1833 ; m. '"="S. E. Chidester. 

(The author is much indebted to ""Mrs. Mai'ia D. Bab- 
bitt for information.) 

'""HannaJi, b. 181 1; m. ""'Jonas Staring; had children, 
""Stanley and "=^Mary A. 

'"'Christopher, b. 1765 ; m. "''Maria Sharp ; had '"^Gilbert, 
"•'Margaret, '""Elsil, ""Julia Ann (b. 1808), '"'Lucinda (b. 
1811), "'•^Maria, '^""Isaac H., and ""'Anna (b. 1816; single). 
Christopher resided in city of New York until his death in 
1849, ^ged 84 years. 

""Gilbert, b. 1802 ; m. ""Louisa Marvin in 1823 at Al- 


bany, N, Y. ; had '"'""Maria Louisa, who died 3^oung. Gil- 
bert was a prominent merchant in city of N. Y., and while 
travelling West he died of cholera in 1835. 

'''"Margaret, b. 1804; m. ^'''"John Hixby. 

''''Elsil, b. 1806; m. ^''"Jacob Pratt. 

''''Maria, b. 1812 ; m. ""William Nash. 

''''Isaac H., b. 1814; m. "'''Emma Pratt. She died in 


'"'Dr. William H.,h. 1772; m. ist, "'"Hannah Markell ; 
had children, ""^ohn M., '^"David (b. 1799), ''"'Hamilton (b. 
1802), and ""'Catharine (b. 1805), when his wife died (1814).* 
His second marriage was with ""Deborah Conyne, who had 

' '""^yohn M., b. 1797; married; had ""'Isaac, b. 1821, who 
became a minister of the Gospel. 

'"'Helen,h. 1775; m. "''Stephen Hungerford ; had "''Isaac, 
"'^Daniel, "''John, "''Charles, "'^Maria, "'^Lena, and "'"Olive. 

'"'Isaac, b. 1778 ; m. ""Rachel Peer ; had children, """John ; 
""Peter, b. 1799; ""Jacob, b. 1802; ""Isaac, Jr., b. 1804; 
""Henry, b. 1807 ; and ""Maria, b. 18 10. Isaac moved and 
settled in Sherman, Oxford Co., Michigan. 

""'John, b. 1797 ; m. ""Sarah Lawson in 1823 ; had chil- 
dren, ""Peter, ""Alfred, "''Elizabeth (b. 1828, d. 1848), 
""Isaac, "'"Orpha, "^"Caroline, "^'Niram, ""Hannah, "^'Wil- 
liam, ""'Lucetta, and "'"Sylvester (b. 1846, and died aged 46 

'"'"Peter, b. 1824 ; m. "''Elmira Near in 1846 ; had "''Louisa, 
b. 1847; ''"Sarah, b. 1849; and ""Emma, b. 1851. 

'""Alfred, b. 1826; m. ""Maria Carroll; had children. 
Went to California, where his wife died. He then volun- 
teered in the 3d Regt. N. Y. Light Artillery, when from ex- 
posure and improper food was taken down, placed on the 
sick list, sent home, and died. 

'"'Usaac, b. 1832 ; m. ""Clara Lockwood ; had children. 

'""Orpha, b. 1834 ; m. ""Robert Wilkinson ; had children. 

* The press thus notices : " Died at Johnstown, in the County Montgomery, on the morning 
of the 24th June, 1814, ^"OMrs. Hannah Devoe, wife of i"''Dr. William Devoe, aged 36 years." 

DANIEL. 215 

He joined in the War against the Rebellion (3d N. Y. L. 
Artillery), was badly wonnded, and died 1882, 

^'''^'' Caroline, b. 1836 ; m, ""'Frederick Kyle ; no children, 

'""■' Niram, b. 1838; m. ""Julia C. Gardner in 1864; had 
'■^^'Lelia, b. 1866, and '""Arthur; b. 1877. 

(The author's thanks to Niram De Voe for family infor- 

''''Hannah, b. 1840 ; m. "^"Argyle Taylor in 1875; had chil- 
dren, "^'Cornelia, b. 1875 ; ""^"Leila, b. 1877 ; and "''Netty, b. 


'""^Williaui, b. 1842; m. "'"Jennie Hart; had several chil- 

^''"-"Lucetta, b. 1844; m. """Edward Coulling in 1862. He 
was killed while felling a tree, which crushed him to death, 
leaving one child, named ^"'Alfred. 

'^'^jfohanncs, b. 1700; m. ""Susannah Kortreght ; had 
'"''David, b. 1722, and '"'""Susannah, b. 1725. 

'"^'David, when he became of age, was induced to move 
to Bush wick, L. I., where after a period he married "'"Mer- 
vitie or Maria Messerole, daughter of ""John and ""^Eliza- 
beth Meserole, who at that period were " well-to-do peo- 
ple." John Messerole died about 1752, leaving his children 
certain legacies, and the daughter, "'""Mervitie Devoe, wife 
of ""David Devew, ;^6oo. 

""David, some time after his marriage, moved to New 
Jersey, where we find him by the date and place — 

'' May the leventh, 1755. — Know all men by these pre- 
sents, that I, '"'David Miller of busweek, in Kings County, 
on Nassau Island, and in the province of New York, am 
held and firmly do stand bound unto ""david devew, in 
Middlesex, New Jersey, in the sum of twenty-two pounds 
corrant Lawfull mony of New York, to be paid to the said 
David devew, or to his Ears, Ex-tor, adminastrators, or as- 
signs, to the which payment well and truely to be maid, I 
do bind my Self, my Ears, Ex-tors, administrators fairmly 
by these presents stand bound to pay it in may the first, in 


the yeare one thoussande seven hundred and fiftee-six, and 
seal it with my seal, and Date it this leventh day of may. 

" Sealed and Delevered, "''David Miller. 

" In the presents of us, ""Jan Miserol, per 
" ""Abrom Meserole." 

'"'David Devoe remained in New Jersey but a few 
years. No doubt the soil was found not equal to that 
on Long Island. However, we find him in the city of 
New York, residing near the Barracks, then located on 
Chambers Street, where he resided until he died in 1775, 
leaving children, '"'David, '"'Abraham, b. 1746, and several 

'"^^David, b. 1744; m. '"'Sarah Bennett about 1763; had 
children, '"'John D., '"'David, '"'William, and '"'Elanor. 
David moved to Bushwick. 

'"''yohn D., b. 1764; m. ""Catharine Stockholm; after- 
wards they removed to Bergen Point, N. J. They had 
children, '"'David, '"^Gabriel, ""James, ""William, ""Cor- 
nelius, and ""Gertrude. 

'"^Wavid, b. 1785; m. ""Cornelia Lawrence; had chil- 
dren, ""John, "'Teter, "''Cornelius, "'^Cornelia, '"'Gertrude, 
and "''Leah. 

''''John, b. 1805 ; m. '""'Elizabeth Post in 1828 ; moved to 
Patei-son, N. J. Had children, "'"Gertrude, b. 1829; 
""Eliza, b. 1831 ; and '"'John, b. 1833. 

^"^^Co7' fie litis, b. 1809; married, and in business inWooster 
Street, N. Y., 1830. 

''''Gabriel, b. 1788; m. ""Hannah Brown, of Slaughter 
Dam, N. J. ; had children, ""William, ""Catharine, ""David, 
and ""Maria. Resides in Paterson, N. J. 

''''William, b. 1815 ; m. ""Martha Mott in 1837; had 
children, ""Hannah, '"'Maria, and ""Martha. Resides in 
Paterson, N. J. 

'"'Hannah, b. 1839; '^i- ""Mathias L. Christie; had chil- 
dren, ""'Mary L., "'"William D., ""John, and '""Louisa. 

''''Martha, b. 1842; m. '""Henry A. Hobbs in 1867; had 

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cliildren, '""'Henry Darsey De Voe, '"Fanny Lathrop, and 

^'''''Catharine, b. 1818; m. ""Robert Davis; had children. 

''"'David, b. 1822; m. "'Thebe Ann Mott ; had '^""Wil- 
liam, '^""Amelia, '"^Charles, b. 1849; and '^''George, b. 1852. 
Resides in Patei'son, N. J. 

''''Amelia, b. 1847 ; i^i- ""John Counselleon ; said to have 

"''Maria,h. 1824; m. "'"John V. Benjamin ; had children. 
She died in 1875. 

'■""James, b. 1795 ; m. three times. First was ""Maria Spear, 
who died soon after ; the second was """Alletta Van Bos- 
sum, m. in 1820, by whom he had twins, one of which was 
born {Mercantile Advertise?-, Nov. 20, 1821) sixty hours after 
the first. They were named ''"David, born on the 4th day 
of Nov., 182 1, and the second named "''John, born on the 
6th ! ! At this time ""James lived on his farm in the town- 
ship of Saddle Rivei", Bergen Co., N. J. Next births were 
'■■"James and ""^Cornelius. 

The second wife of ''"James died several years after- 
wards; left him with four boys to look after ; no doubt in- 
duced him to take a third wife, named "''Mary Collins, by 
whom he had '"''Catherine, '""Mary ; "^'Anna, b. i860 ; ""Let- 
ty, b. 1862; and "''Emma, b. 1865. He died in 1876, 

"''David, b. 1821 ; m. '"'Charlotte Coe ; had ""David and 

"''John, b. 1821 ; m. "''Susan Herring; had ""Anna, 
""Alletta, "'"Cornelius ; and ""Susan. 

""David and "*'John were many years in city of New 
York in business together; afterward they separated. 
David moved to Rockland Co., New York, and. John to 
New Jersey. 

''■"'James, b. 1823; m. ""Mary Van Blarcom ; had son, 
"'"James, Jr., who died in 1872. 

"'"Cortieliits, b. 1826; m. '"'Mary Dunham; had chil- 

"'' Catharine, h. 1849; m. "''James Clarkson ; had ""Katie, 


b. 1868; '"'"James, Jr., b. 1869; '""George Francis, b. 1870; 
and '""Mary, b. 1873. 

""'Marj', b. 1858; m. "''William H. Doughty in 1876; 
had children, 

''''William, b. 1796; m. '""Elizabeth Van Saun in 1819. 
In the war of 1812 William was called upon for duty, when 
he shouldered his musket, marched to Sandy Hook, where 
his musket was exchanged for the fife, when he became 
fife-major, served his term, received his land-warrant, and 
settled in Lower Hackensack, N. J., where he resided in 
1878, yet active, enjoying good health, and full of anecdote. 

His wife died in 1873, leaving two daughters, "^'Sarah 
and '^"Catharine, b. 1824. 

'"''Sarah, b. 1822; m. """Albert K. Kipp; had children. 

""^ Cornelius, h. 1802 ; m."°'Jane Zabriskie. Lived in city 
of New York 1826 to 1836. In 1878 they resided at Ro- 
chelle Park, N. J., where he owns property at the depot. 

""'Gertrude, b. 1804; m. "'"Jacob Vreeland. She died 
about 1856. Had children, ""Cornelius, b. 1822; "''Eliza, 
b. 1824 ; ""John, b. 1827 ; '""David, b. 1829 ; '^"^ane, b. 1831 ; 
and ''"'Maria, b. 1835. 

'"'''David, b. 1766; m. ""'Mary Degraw in 1787. She was 
the widow of "°'Dr. Allemand. David kept a tavern, some- 
what famously known as the " Black Horse Tavern," once 
located on the Jamaica turnpike, near the present junction 
of Fulton and De Kalb Avenues, Brooklyn. This place he 
made prominent as a stopping-place for stage-coaches, far- 
mers, and travellers from about 1790 to 1830. He owned 
quite a plot of ground purchased of the De Bevoice family. 
David died in 1835, and his wife also in 1837. Both lie 
buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery. The}^ had children, 
'^"Isaac, ""Sarah, '^^^Ann, '^''"Sophia; '^"Maria, b. 1797, d. 1848 ; 
■"'Elizabeth, and '"'Laney. 

"''Isaac, b. 1787; m. ist, ""'Mary Cook in 181 1; had 
""""Emma Ann, when his wife died in 18 19. 

Isaac s 2d wife was "'"Rachel Bourdett (who was living in 
1878), by whom he had children, """ Mary Louisa, ""Althea, 

DANIEL. 219 

'^"Edwin, ''"Eliza, ■"^Isaac, Jr., '^"'■''Amanda, '^nVilliam Ross, 
"'^Adelaide, and '^"'David. Isaac, Sr., died in 1859. Those 
marked ""', ''", '"", "", and '"' died young- or unmarried. 

''''3fafy Louisa, b. 1821 ; m. ''"'Dr. Sam. M. Bowen in 
1848; had son, ''°'Isaac D., b. 1849. 

'"'''Edwin, b. 1825; m. ''""Mary Davis; had '^'^'Mary 

'"''Isaac, Jr., b. 1828 ; m. *'" Wealthy Chapman ; had 
daughter, ''""Ella. ""'Isaac, Jr., moved to Hennepin, III. 
He died in 1854. 

'"'William R., b. 1832; m. '"'Rosa Heine. Moved to 

''''Sarah.h. 1790; m. ""Rev. Josiah Bowen on April i8th, 
1810; had children, '"\Samuel M. (b. 181 1; m. '^^'"Mary 
Louisa, his cousin; see above). He died in 1873; she in 


'''''Ann,h. 1793; m. '"'George H. Cooper in 1817. He 
died in 1843. She is yet living in 1884. Had children, 
'"'Geo. H., Jr., b. 1820, and '""William David, b. 1822. 

'-''Sophia, b. 1795 ; m. '"'Frederick Jacot in 1820. He died 
1827 ; she in 1837. Had children, ""Metarie, '"'Julia (who 
married '""Alfred T. Baxter); ""Frederick, Jr., ''''Sybelia 
(who married ""Andred Foot); ''■'"'Mary (who married 
'"'Luther Erving). The others died unmarried. Residence 
in city of New York. 

"''Elisabeth, h. 1802; m. "^"Elijah C. Hunt in 1823. He 
died in 1878. Had son. 

'''"'Elijah Devoe, b. 1825 ; m. '"'Louisa Kennard, Farming- 
dale, L. 1. 

""Laney, b. 1804 ; m. "-"William Wainwright. Both dead 
many years. 

"""^ William, b. 1768; a cordwainer by trade; married 
'""Elanor Husted, and resided in Harlem, N. Y., where he 
owned a considerable property, and was quite a speculator 
at an early period. In 1804 he advertised lots or acres for 
sale. Three years after he purchased land from '"'Peter 
De Witt. The next year he and wife convey to ""John 


Adams certain land in Harlem, bounded northerly b_y the 
old road leading to Harlem, east by ^"'Joseph Mott's, 
southerly by the road that leads to Harlem Bridge, and 
westerly by the cross-road. 

A few years after several prominent persons of Harlem 
met together for the purpose of organizing a benevolent 
society, which became known by the name of " Friendly 
Society of the Town of Harlem," and was incorporated by 
an act passed February loth, 1809. Among the first officers 
chosen appears the name of '"^William Devoe. He and his 
family early joined the Dutch Reformed Church at that 
place, where he was an exemplary member, and so con- 
tinued till he died. He, his wife, and part of his family 
were buried in the old bur3ang-ground of this church, 
which lay east of the 2d Avenue, between 124th and 125th 
Streets. The bodies or remains were removed in 1869 to 
the part set off for this church in the " Woodlawn Ceme- 
tery." Had children, ""'Sarah, ""^Isaac, ""'James, ""^Catha- 
rine, ""'Mary, """Jane, ""'Martha Ann, ""'Margaret, and 

'""Sarah, b. 1795; m. ""Tatrick Moran ; had children, 
'"'Mary, ''"Edward, and ""Isaac. Two died young. ""'Sarah 
died in 1843. 

''"Vsaac; b. 1796; m. "'"Elizabeth Austin; had daughter, 

''"Elanor, b. 1815; m. "^nVilliam A. Bird in 1833. They 
moved to Baltimore, where he died. She married again 
2d, named "'""Isaac Collins. ""'Isaac was a prominent mem- 
ber of Fire Engine Co. No. 35, and die'd as such in 182 1. 

""^y^ames, b. 1802; m. "'"'Louisa Cooper in 1823; had 
children, ""Mary Louisa, '""William (died in Brooklyn), 
and '''"El/en, b. 1829; m. "'"'James Rule. 

""*Cat/tarine, b. 1805 ; m. "'"'William Austin. Both died 
of cholera in 1832, in Richmond, Va. Had several chil- 

''"'Mary, b. 1807; m. "'""James Stokes; had "'"'Matilda, 
""'Catharine, "'"'Jane, "'"^James, and "'"^Charles. 

DANIEL. 221 

''"'Jane, b. 1810; m. *^"WiIliam ^H. Smith: had *'"Isaac 
Devoe. She died in 1862. 

''"''Martha A., b. 1S12 ; m. ^^"Lewis Childs ; had one 
daughter, *'''Emma Louisa. 

^'"^Emnia Louisa, b. 1832 ; m. ''''James Heath. """Martha 
Ann died in 1866. 

''^"'Margaret, b. 1817; m. '""Charles Fanshaw in 1834; 
had "'^Charles Edgar, '"'William Adolphus, and "^^^lonzo 
Cornell. """Charles Fanshaw died in 1867. His widow was 
living in Brooklyn in 1884. 

''"^Evielvic, b. 1819; m. "''Lewis Walker in 1836; had 
children, "^"Lewis, Jr., and ""James. """Emeline died in 
1865. Her husband married again. 


'""rYACOB DE VEAUX, probably the youngest brother 
J of "^Nicholas and "'Frederick, was born about 1664, 
and but a child at the time of the escape from France to 
Manheim. His brother Frederick, no doubt, thought a 
great deal of him from the fact that he named his first-born, 
a boy, after him, who also was a twin to a female child. 

Jacob remained with his parents at Manheim after his 
brothers had left that place in 1675, and probably became 
employed in business as soon as he was old enough. His 
parents preferred to remain there, as they no doubt had 
some hope that a change of the Government of France 
would take place before their death, and then they would 
return and again take possession of their property and 
home. These hopes, however, were destroyed when the 
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in 1685, took place, 
which was followed b}" their death. 

Jacob remained in Manheim no longer than to settle up 
his parents' affairs, as no doubt the favorable accounts of 
the New World given him by his brothers led him to 
quit Manheim, and soon after he was found at Harlem, New 
York, and in 1705 he was living in the town of Westchester, 
a few miles from his brother Frederick's plantations. 

Jacob, however, made but a short residence here, as he 
found the climate too cold, as did also several other Refu- 
gees who had settled in the neighborhood ; so they con- 
cluded to go South, where great encouragement and kind 
treatment was promised to all French Refugees by the Gov- 
ernor of South Carolina. He had previously married 
'"'Caroline Hunt in the town of Westchester, and supposed 
to have at least one child when he left that part of the coun- 
try for the South, about the year 1708. Having considera- 


ble means, he was enabled to select a large and fine tract of 
land in Beaufort District, S. C, where he became highly 
esteemed, holding positions of prominence both in the pro- 
vince and Church, and his generations in after years were 
connected with the families of Barn wells. Bullocks, Rut- 
ledges, and others of the most respectable in the province. 
He had several children, among which were '""James and 
'"'Frederick, who were particularly noticed in records. 

^^^'James was born about 1705 ; when of age married 
""Louisa Barnw^ell ; afterwards became a distinguished gen- 
tleman, known in the year 1745 as the ""'Hon. Jajues De 
Veaux, at which period he was appointed one of the commis- 
sioners to build a church in Prince William Parish and a 
parsonage " on the lands situated on the north and west- 
ward of the Coosaw River, and up the same as far as Port 
Royal, at i-iver which runs by *'"'Col. John Barnwell's plan- 
tation and Cochran's Point." 

But two sons were found noticed, '""Andrew and '"'Ja- 
cob. After the death of the father his wife, Louisa, " had a 
chancel added to the Church on Edisto Island, called the 
* Chapel of Ease,' " in 1774, " at her expense in connection 
with ""Edward Bailey." The church was incorporated by 
the name of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Edisto 
Island in 1793. 

^^"Andreiv, the eldest son, was born about the year 1730, 
and grew up with a fondness for military life, and early in 
life became an officer in the Loyal Militia. He married 
*"'Emma Rutledge about 1753 ; had children, ""'Stephen, 
""Andrew, Jr., and probably others. 

^^'^ Stephen was born about 1756, and supposed to have 
been about 20 years old when the Revolution broke out, 
but he does not appear to have taken any active part in it. 
Twenty 3^ ears after he was found in possession of some 
" 1,350 acres of land on Salt-Catchers' river, bounded north 
on lands of ""'John Rutledge, south on lands of ""'Thomas 
Rutledge, and all other sides vacant," which he offers for 
sale in the month of March, 1796. 


^'"""Ayidrew De Veaux, Jr., was born about 1760, and when 
quite a youth, says Johnson in his '' Traditions," " in the com- 
mencement of the Revolution, he being then about sixteen 
or seventeen years old, showed a good disposition, in com- 
mon with his brave and patriotic relatives in that district, 
to join the cause of his countr}' and oppose the unjust im- 
positions of England." 

His father, ""Andrew De Veaux, however, thought 
otherwise. He fell out with those relatives, and may have 
received some harsh words or other treatment as a Tory. 
'""Andrew De Veaux, Jr., took sides immediately with his 
father, and resented the offence given him. He united with 
a number of inconsiderate, frolicsome young men, and em- 
barrassed the proceedings of the Whigs whenever oppor- 
tunity occurred. Many of these associates cared only for 
the excitement resulting from the vexation produced by 
their opposition to the Whigs, and De Veaux saw it ; he 
wanted more. When Prevost made his inroad in 1779 De 
Veaux assembled his associates, led them across Port Royal 
Ferry, and determined to commit them b}'' some glaring act 
of hostility from the notoriet}" of which the}^ could never 
expect concealment. 

In one of De Veaux's hair-brained adventures he was 
taken prisoner, and sent under escort of '"'Mr. Robert Barn- 
well to the prison in Charleston. When they were about 
to land De Veaux spoke familiarl}' to Mr. Barnwell, calling 
him Cousin Robert, and requested that he might not be ex- 
posed as a criminal in the streets and led off to the common 
jail, but he be put on his parole as an officer, a gentleman, 
and his relative. He pledged his honor that he would be 
subject to the call or order of Mr. Barnwell at any time that 
he should appoint or send for him ; and Mr. Barnwell, wish- 
ing to do as he would be done by, acceded to the proposal 
and appointed the next morning at nine o'clock for De 
Veaux to call on him. 

De Veaux was not half an hour in Charleston. By some 
means he obtained a little money and a pair of pistols, hur- 


ried down to the wharf, found there a country boat with 
two negroes in it, showed them his silver, and promised 
liberal pay if the}' would row him to where he would direct 
them ; then showed them his pistols and threatened instant 
death if the)' did not go. These arguments were both very 
persuasive. The negroes rowed him out to a British armed 
vessel, either in the roads or offing, and returned to their 
master to tell of their fright and danger, but said nothing 
about the money they had pocketed. 

Mr. Barnwell, hearing the next day how De Veaux had 
escaped, called on '"'"Governor Rutledge to inform him of 
the circumstances, and then asked what he was to do. The 
Governor, feeling disappointed, told Mr. Barnwell to go 
after De Veaux or go home. De Veaux was soon landed 
and again in the saddle ; one of his first objects was to re- 
taliate. Soon after this he went to Beaufort, again to cozen 
his Cousin Robert. Mr. Barnwell was at home, and De 
Veaux actuall}' made his way into the parlor without dis- 
covery or alarm. He then demanded an immediate surren- 
der as a prisoner on parole. Mr. Barnwell rose at the de- 
mand to see what chance he had for resistance. He was 
ver}' near-sighted, but saw, as he supposed, a blunderbuss 
presented at him while surrounded by his famil}', and, being 
urged with a threat of present death if he moved a step, he 
surrendered and gave his parole. It turned out that this 
threat was neither enforced by a blunderbuss, gun, or pis- 
tol, but by Mr. Barnwell's own spy-glass, picked up in his 
own entry. INIr. Barnwell was so exasperated by these 
tricks that he vowed if he ever met De Veaux either one or 
both of them must die. But they never met. 

In 1782 we find De Veaux in St. Augustine with about 
seventy men of his own Provincial dragoons. He found 
his field for adventures in South Carolina and Georgia 
much circumscribed in foraging with a sailing vessel ; he 
kept a southerly course inland to St. John's River and 
thence round to St. x\ugustine. Here his active mind led 
him to propose an expedition into West Florida for the 


capture of Pensacola, but this was discouraged. He next 
projected an expedition against the Bahama Islands, which 
he wished to recover for Great Britain. 

At his own private expense '"**Major De Veaux fitted out 
six small vessels, put into them uniforms for three hundred 
British troops, with suitable provisions and military stores, 
embarked with seventy men, and about as many more were 
received as volunteers. His flotilla being still very short- 
handed, he engaged a small number of Seminole and Creek 
Indians to aid him as sharp-shooters. To encourage these 
he made liberal promises of booty to be taken from the 

His flotilla was convoyed by the Perseverance, of twenty- 
six guns, ""Capt. Dow, and the Witley Warrior, of sixteen 
guns, ""Capt. Wheeler. They first landed at Abasco, and 
from among the English inhabitants soon raised one hun- 
dred and fifty more men, who, being dressed in the uniforms 
brought from Florida, gave him three hundred men with 
the appearance of British regulars. About fifty fishing- 
boats were also collected there for the purpose of extending 
his line and deceiving the Spaniards. With these (on the 
14th of April, 1783) he made a great display ; the Indians 
also raised a war-whoop, while he advanced on land with 
them and a few men bearing fascines and scaling-ladders to 
conceal their want of nnmbers. The deception succeeded, 
and the Spaniards in Fort Montaigne spiked their guns 
(from twenty-four to thirt3'-two pounders) and filed off 
towards Nassau, leaving a train to fire the magazine. De 
Veaux heard this from a prisoner just captured. He imme- 
diately halted his men and advanced with the prisoner 
alone into the fort, guided b}^ him, and extinguished the 
match before it could explode the magazine. Three cheers 
announced his success, and was the signal for his flotilla to 
attack that of the Spaniards. These also were carried with 
but little resistance, when he sent to demand a surrender 
from the Spanish Governor, ""Don Antonio, who finally 
capitulated and surrendered his six hundred regulars, well 


entrenched and equipped, to De Veaux, with his three hun- 
dred men, mostly undisciplined, scattered, and exposed. 

Another account stated that a capitulation was agreed 
upon on the night of the i8th of April. The Spaniards had 
their propert}' given them, and the merchants two months 
to settle their business. The place was taken with the loss 
of three men killed, two wounded, and fifty prisoners on the 
side of the Spaniards, and without the loss of one man to 
the English. 

An address afterwards followed from one hundred and 
ten inhabitants of New Providence to ""Colonel De Veaux, 
certified by '"'Robert Sterling, Prest. Board of Police. 

At this time Col. De Veaux was but twenty- three 3-ears of 
age ; brave and of fine person, he attracted much attention. 
He exhibited some elegant feats of horsemanship in the 
Park in London, which rendered him very conspicuous ; and 
a writer sa3's he soon became more so when, full}^ repaid for 
his expenses and advances by the Government and reward- 
ed with a colonel's commission, he found himself in funds 
to give full eclat to his rank and uniform, so deservedly won. 

Being at the opera in London one evening, he found 
himself in a box the front seat of which was occupied by 
two ladies. In a short time two English officers were 
ushered into the adjoining box, and they commenced whis- 
pering rather loud, and making ill-natured remarks on the 
ladies in front. The Colonel thought the ladies must have 
heard them, and knew that if they did they would feel that 
the remarks must allude to them. The Colonel felt assured 
of this, so, stepping up to those officers, he remarked that 
their conversation was insulting to the ladies in his box, and 
requested them to disavow any such intention. They re- 
fused ; he called them puppies ; a scuffle took place ; they 
exchanged cards and met the next morning, and the Colonel 
was wounded in the leg. The ladies happened to be rich 
old maids; they sent their own surgeon to attend him, and, 
learning that the Colonel was again low in funds, offered 
him their purse, which was accepted. 


Afterwards, when he was well enough to go out, their 
carriage was at his disposal. His first visit was to them, 
thanking them for their kind attention, and telling them 
that it was his intention to return to America in a few days. 
They told him if at any time he should be in want of funds 
to draw on them. 

This he did, and continued to do after he arrived in 
New York. Finding himself thus doubly provided with 
means by the liberality of the government and the grateful 
ladies, upon his return to New York he astonished its more 
quiet inhabitants with his ostentatious equipage and extra- 
vagant mode of living. 

Johnson, in his " Traditions," says : " Colonel De Veaux 
continued fond of gaiety and display. He drove his own 
carriages with four elegant horses about the streets of New 
York, with an ostrich-feather in his hat, when such decora- 
tion and equestrian feats were unknown even among the 
gay of that city." 

While Col. De Veaux was residing in New York at 
No. 45 Whitehall Street, and preparing an elegant home for 
a wife, he became engaged in a public quarrel with *'"Coll. 
MacGregor, who had reported against his responsibility, 
and this led De Veaux to answer him through the press, 
which appeared in the Minerva, March 30, 1797, as follows : 

" 1^^ Col. De Veaux condescends to acquaint his good 
friend thai he pays cash for every thing he purchases. This 
information may save him some trouble. Brace up thy 
nerves and thrust again, villain. You will find him fort 
against the attack of assassins. He knows thee well, and 
thy pedigree is before him. At some more leisure day you 
will find him in your walks." 

In answer to this a letter from Coll. MacGregor, dated 
the 27th inst. following, appeared as follows : 

" To Col. Deveaux. — The paragraph which appeared in 
the Minerva of last Thursday, having your title and name 
affixed to it, 1 find has taken public attention, as well on ac- 
count of the author as the matter. Every person who has 


read it must see something- extraordinary in its composi- 
tion, and at the time it appeared I should have been as ig- 
norant as any of the cause or the person to which it alhided. 
The receipt of an anonymous letter left at my house last 
Wednesday, which, from the superscription, was intended 
to appear as found in the street, but which was actually de- 
livered by your servant, and has since been acknowledged 
to be written by you ; this letter, now in my possession 
(and it does you infinite honor), clears up this intricate and 
momentous affair. I am sensible that a great officer cannot 
do things in the common way, and, since you have only 
condescended to speak of the matter confidentially, with your 
leave, gallant Colonel, I will notice it in a plain, candid 

" Having had some conversation with *'"'Mr. Mooney, 
the upholsterer, who had lately done some work for me, 
your name was mentioned. I do frankly acknowledge that, 
from the impulse of the moment (intending to caution Mr. 
Mooney, but not to injui^e you), I used this expression, 'take 
care.' Now, sir, I have no difficulty in acknowledging that 
this was rather indiscreet, and I am not more in humour 
with myself for giving the counsel than I am with Mr. 
Mooney for the use he appears to have made of it ; and if 
you had come or sent to me in the manner of a gentleman, 
it is more than probable I should have defended the pro- 
priety of my admonition, or made a suitable apology. But 
you have chosen another method, and, as I apprehended, 
altogether outre ; you have used language foul and inde- 
corous ; yo2L have spoken covertly; you \\';\ve threatened anony- 
mously ; and, in short, you have done every thing in this 
affair that is improper, except that, instead of executing 
your threats, you have given me some warning, by an 
anonymous letter, of a disposition against which I shall en- 
deavor to be guarded. I caution vou, therefore, avozvedly 
and openly,\\\2i\., whilst I am desirous of living in peace with 
all men, I am at the same time prepared to repel calumny 
and defend m3^self. 


" Yovi have insinuated in the elegant paragraph referred 
to that you know me well, and xny pedigree. Perhaps you 
may not be so well acquainted with these matters as you 
pretend, but I will assist you on this occasion. I came to 
this country sixteen years ago, respectably established in busi- 
ness, and I have the vanity to think that I have lived in it 
with a reputation unsullied ever since. If you know an}'- 
thing to the contrary you are at liberty to publish it. 
With respect to my pedigree., 1 shall only observe that I 
have sprung from a family not given to flying, and from 
a country whose natives are not addicted to running or 

Here follows an exact copy of the letter referred to: 

" March ye 22d. 

" Pest. McSarcasm. — 1 am yr. friend, 3'ou well know — 
a certain Colo., not a thousand miles from Whitehall Street, 
means to borrow money of you, altho' he says he thinks 
you a vulgar upstart ; he further says that wd. be ashamed 
to acknowledge such a sneaking fellow as an acquaintance. . 

" P.S. — Don't kick, my dr. friend — be patient ; you'll hear 
of him in good time. I wd. advise you to recur to the butter 
firkins of Old Ireland, from whence — get a little of your 
old savings and grease yr. Ears ; for beware. 

" He says he is too busy to attend to you just now. I 
am, my valued friend, 

"A true copy of yrslf. and yrs. Saunders, from yr. eyne 

Then follows a note from *"'Wm. Mooney, dated 

" April I, '97. 

" To the Public. — A piece having appeared in the Mi- 
nerva of the 28th March, directed to Col. De Veaux, and 
signed Coll. MacGregor, in which my name is mentioned in 
a peculiar manner, and I find it has made unfavorable im- 
pressions on the minds of many ; I therefore, in justice to 
myself, beg leave to intrude a few moments on the patience 
of the impartial and generous public. 

" In the first place I give my zvord and honor that I did 


not mention Mr. MacGreg-or's name to Col. De Veaux on 
t\\Q day supposed, or any tijiic previous to it ; and that I know 
not thro' what channel the Col. received his information. 
The insinuation in JNIr. MacGregor's piece is, therefore, 
illiberal and unfounded. And in order to make the busi- 
ness appear as black as possible he has reported that I called 
on him at his house for information respecting- Col. De 
Veaux's ability to pay, &c. ; this I also positively deny, not 
having been in Mr. MacGregor's house these three months. 
The Col. had paid cash for every article purchased of me, 
and even for several pieces of furniture which are not yet 
delivered. It cannot possibly be imagined, therefore, that 
1 could be so base as to traduce a gentleman in this under- 
hand way who had so generously discharged his account 
even before I had a right to demand it. Mr. MacGregor 
having reported the above, viuch to my prejudice, I shall now, 
without any hesitation, inform the public that lie did actually 
call on vie, and cautioned me in these words : ' Mooney, I 
am your friend ; 1 saw a carriage at your door ; take care 
of the owner, &c.' I thanked him for his friendship, and in- 
formed him I was under no apprehension, as the Col. had 
already paid his bills. ITe again repeated, ' All I have to 
say is, take care — ^I am your friend.' 

" The following evening at nine he called on me, and in 
presence of all my family produced and read the anonymous 
letter which accompanies the piece of the 28th, and then in- 
terrogated me if I had mentioned his name to Col. De 
Veaux, to which I answered I positively had not ; and I do 
here again declare I did not. Nevertheless, he again comes 
on the following day (seemingly a good deal agitated) with 
the Minerva in his hand, and in the presence and hearing of 
some gentlemen who were in my shop called me into an ad- 
joining room and expressed himself thus : ' Mooney, this is 
like to be a serious business'; then read Col. De Veaux's 
Note. I begged him to take no notice of it ; the world 
could not understand it, and it would die with its birth. 
He seemed to acquiesce ; then begged me never to open 


my lips on the subject. This I promised, and never ex- 
pressed it to any mortal till the present moment, supposing 
the affair at an end and that he would take no further notice 
of it. Wiiat has followed is of too much notoriety to be 
here repeated. I shall conclude by submitting the above 
facts to the impartial and generous public, and leave them 
to judge whether the illiberal insinuations in Mr. MacGre- 
gor's piece against me ought to be countenanced, or treated 
as they deserve." 

This ended the matter with the press. 

'""Colonel De Veaux's marriage took place soon after, 
which appeared in the press : " Married. — On Saturday 
evening (April 22, 1797), by the ""Rev. Bishop Proovost, 
Colonel Andrew De Veaux, well known for his military 
achievements and social virtues, to the lovely "'^Miss Anna 
Maria Verplank, of Dutchess County, N. Y., a very amiable 
and talented 3'oung lady." They had two daughters, named 
'"'Julia and '"^^Augusta Maria, to grow to maturity. 

The visits of the famil}^ to Charleston and their return to 
New York were publicly noticed in the arrival of vessels; 
on 28th of May, 1801, appears: "Among the passengers 
from Charleston in the Flora were Col. and Mrs. De Veaux 
and family," 

Soon after this period he was found in possession of 
about 1,020 acres of very fine land lying on the banks of 
the Hudson River near Red Hook, which was then known 
as " Yorktown," but afterwards the Colonel gave it the 
name of " De Veaux's Park." This large tract of land com- 
prised several farms which were previously purchased from 
*"°Aaron Clemans, '''"Nehemiah Tompkins, Jr., ""Peter 
Keer, ""^Joshua Tompkins, and ""Reuben Garrison. 

The Colonel's hospitality and style of living exceeded 
his income, consequently he outlived his fortune and be- 
came embarrassed. A few years after found him offering a 
portion of this land for sale by an advertisement dated May 
15, 18 r I, as follows : 


" Col. De Veaiix, intending to leave the country, offers 
his countrA'-seat for sale ; it is situated between the two Red 
Hook Landings and in the centre of a very genteel neigh- 

" There are about 340 acres of land, 100 of which is in 
valuable wood, and one of the first meadows in the country, 
3'ielding 100 tons of the best hay, and streamlets meander- 
ing through every part of the grounds. The house is of 
brick, and presents a front of 90 feet handsomely finished, 
and the apartments upon a large scale commodiously ar- 
ranged. There are offices under the whole, a farm-house 
40 feet front, a brick dairy with a spring rising in a cis- 
tern in the middle of it ; a cheese-house over it, at the end 
of which is a room with a fire-place for scalding the utensils 
of the dair}', and over it is a bedroom for the dairy-maid 
to sleep in. The barn and stables are 116 feet front, very 
lofty, and represent in a view from the house a gothic cas- 
tle. The house stands in the centre of the grounds, studed 
with a number of copices of handsome oaks on an extensive 
lawn ; there are also several pieces of woods fancifully 
shaped out, between the several avenues of which you have 
a number of views of the river and an extensive range of 
the mountains ; there is a garden of four acres, with all 
kinds of the most valuable fruit. As there is a second hand- 
some building spot, there will be no objection to dividing 
the tracts into lots to suit purchasers. Ten thousand dol- 
lars will be expected on the delivery of the titles, and con- 
siderable accommodations will be given on mortgage of the 
premises for the residue. A considerable stock of horses, 
cattle, and sheep, and farming utensils, waggons, carts, and 
oxen, as well as any part of the furniture of the house, may 
be taken by appraisement and incorporated in the bond. 

" Apply to Col. De Veaux, on the premises." 

About three months after this offer of sale the Colonel 
gave a grand entertainment, ending up with a ball at his 
mansion, at which time two of the guests quarreled and a 


meeting took place, which the press thus noticed : " On 
Monday last (Augt. 12, 181 1) a duel was fought at Tico- 
nick, on the confines of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and 
New York, between ''"Mr. Henry Armstrong (second son 
of '"'Gen. Armstrong) and ''''Mr. Benjamin Price, of this 
(New York) city. Two shots were exchanged without 
effect ; at the third fire Mr. A. received his antagonist's 
ball in the side, which struck his rib and fell to the ground ; 
the wound is not dangerous. They fought at eight paces. 
The cause of the duel is said to be a trifling quarrel which 
took place at a ball at Col. De Veaux's, at Rhinebeck." 

The next year, on the 7th of July (18 12) Col. De Veaux 
advertises : " De Veaux Park is yet for sale, and on very ac- 
commodating terms ; no objection to take a part in City 
propert}^ or Bills on England well secured. The beauty as 
well as the quality of the lands, meadows, and the large 
proportion of wood on the Banks of the Hudson are too 
well known to make necessary any further description of 
the premises than to say that the House is modern, thought 
handsome and commodious, and the Garden fruitery is on 
a large scale and well stocked." 

Four days after the press notices the death of the Colo- 
nel as follows: '• Z>z>^. — Suddenly on the nth (July) inst., 
i"8i2, in consequence of a fall at his seat at Red Hook, '°"'Col. 
Andrew De Veaux. The Widow and family will long mourn 
his loss, and a large circle of respectable friends, who, from 
his upright character and hospitable habits, valued him 
highly, will, perhaps, never recognize his equal in any other 
neighbor." It was said he fell off his piazza on his head 
and was killed immediately. 

His wife followed him some four years after, and was 
thus noticed : " Died. — At Poughkeepsie, last Tuesda}^ 
morning (May 28, 18 16), ""Mrs. Anna Maria De Veaux, 
widow of the late Col. Andrew De Veaux, of Red Hook, 
Dutchess County, New York." 

The next year the eldest daughter, on the 20th of Octo- 
ber, 1817, was ''Married. — Last evening, by the '"''Right 


Rev. Bisliop Hobart/''7ohn Hare Powell, Esq., of Philadel- 
phia, to ""Miss Julia De Veaux, eldest daughter of the late 
Col. De Veaux, of this (N. Y.) city." They had children, 
named '"''Samuel De Veaux, -"'"Henry B., "'"Robert Hare, 
''"Jl>1''1> '"'John, and ''"Ida. The oldest son was usually 
known by the name of De Veaux. The Baltimore Sun of 
Dec. 16, 1843, says of him : " We learn that a meeting took 
place on Sunday morning last (8lh inst.), near Washington 
City, between '"'De Veaux Powell, a son of '"'Col. John Hare 
Powell, of Philadelphia, and '"'William Norris, son of '"^iMr. 
Norris, of Baltimore. The immediate cause of the quarrel, 
we learn, was a cool refusal on the part of young Powell 
to take the proffered hand of Norris. A note was directly 
sent by the latter to ascertain if the refusal was designed as 
an insult, and an afihrmative reply returned, which was in- 
stantly followed b}' a challenge. Rifles were the weapons 
selected, and the meeting took place as above ; shots were 
exchanged at eighty yards without effect, when an adjust- 
ment of the difficulty took place and the parties returned to 
the citv, having furnished another illustration of the folly 
of the times." 

The second daughter's marriage appeared noticed in the 
press as follows : 

''Married. — On Saturday last (March 20th, 1824), at St. 
Paul's Chapel (City of New York), by the '"'Rev. Mr. Ber- 
rian, '"'Philip Verplank, Junr., Esq., of Verplank's Point, 
to ""Augusta Maria, daughter of the late Col. Andrew 
De Veaux, of ' De Veaux's Park,' Red Hook." 

These* two daughters of Col. De Veaux are also referred 
to in the Genealog}' of the Mesier Family, who were nieces 
of '"'Margaret Mesier, wife of '"'Peter Mesier, which states 
that " "''Julia De Veaux and '""Augusta (Maria) De Veaux, 
daughters of Colonel De Veaux, of North Carolina," occa- 
sionally visited these relatives. " The former was con- 
sidered the most beautiful woman in the city. When on a 
visit to Ballston Springs, with her Aunt and Uncle Peter, 
she met ""John Hare Powell, of Philadelphia, and after an 


acquaintance of ten days they were married, and went to 
Philadelphia to live. ""Augusta De Vaux married ^""Philip 
Verplank, of Verplank's Point, on Hudson river, from my 
Father's house." 

A few more interesting- facts about " De Veaux Park " 
and its splendid mansion will be. found rather entertaining. 
The original building, says Gen. de Pe3^ster, " was about 
sixty feet by sixty, with wings twenty-five feet each. Along 
the rear front was a wide piazza, whence the view, unrivalled 
in its glade and forest scenerj^, embraces the silvery Hudson 
river, about a mile distant, and gleaming north and south 
for many a mile. There was a grand entrance in front, ap- 
proached by a flight of long, white marble steps." 

After the property came in the possession of Col. De 
Veaux he enlarged and highly ornamented the building, 
both within and without, in a most extravagant manner. 
The interior of the house, especially two of " the parlors," 
one of which was known as the " Silver Room," or south 
parlor, a very spacious apartment, which ""'Gen. de Peyster 
says: "The cornice is of elaborate carved woodwork, pre- 
senting in a deep groove rows of balls about the size of 
those used in billiards. This heavy frieze rests upon elabo- 
ratel3''-carved supports, which resemble nothing more closely 
than graceful candlesticks inverted. These served as jambs 
to the doors and windows, and all the woodwork, including 
the surbase, corresponds, presenting the most bizarre whole, 
and quite effective in its fanciful originality. In the panels, 
between the openings, silver-plated rods, disposed^ in suns, 
together with silver stars, moons, and disks, or spangles, 
inserted in the frieze and other wood-work, must have given 
a strange brilliancy to this room when lighted up. 

"The 'North Parlor' was equally large. Only one 
feature will be mentioned — ^the white marble mantel-piece. 
At either end of this were bas-reliefs, quite prettily exe- 
cuted. These two sculptures represented the fortifications 
in the West Indies which Colonel De Veaux had captured, 
conquests constituting the basis of his fame and fortune." 


This historical mansion and property, known as " Al- 
mont," came into the possession of the Livingston Tamil}'-, 
and while this splendid old edifice was occupied and in 
possession of ^'^Robert Livingston (a grandson of the 
late '*°^Robert Swift Livingston) and his mother it was de- 
stroyed by fire on Saturday night, the 29th of December, 


^"'^ Jacob, no doubt, was named after his Grandfather ; was 
born about 1736; married ""'Harriet Barnwell in 1762 ; and 
appears to have had children, named ""Harriet Barnwell, 
■'"Nancy, ""Barnwell, and "^''Jacob, Jr. The father was 
the owner of a large plantation when the Revolution began, 
and in 1780, after the battle of Camden had taken place, he 
became a "Congratulator," which, no doubt, was the cause 
of his property being confiscated. 

About the 3'ear 1795 '"*Jacob was found doing business 
in Charleston, where, under the head of " '"^Jacob Deveaux 
& Son, on Vanderhorst's Wharf," he advertises: "500 
bushels of rough rice in barrels " ; also, " The Sloop 
Richard ioY S2i\e \ burthen, no barrels of rice." The next 
year the firm has at " private sale a negro fellow, a good 
carpenter by trade ; sold for no fault but the want of 
money." A month after they offer for sale " An entire 
gang of about 16 valuable negroes, the greatest part of 
which are workers, accustomed to Indigo planting." The 
copartnership expired in the month of August, 1797, when 
Jacob, Sen., continued the business at the old place on Van- 
derhorst's Wharf. 

His son, '"'"' Jacob De Veaux, Jr., advertises in the same 
business at No. 2 St. Michael's Alley, Afterwards he went 
to Savannah, where his death took place in 181 7, aged 46 
years. Three years after a great conflagration took place 
in Savannah (on nth Jan., 1820), when ""Catharine De 
Veaux (probably his widow) lost her propert}^ consumed 
at this fire. 

^''"''Harriet Barmvell, supposed to be the eldest daughter, 
was born in 1763 ; m. ""William B. Bulluck. Esq., Attorney- 


General of the United States. No account of children. 
She died on the 8th of August, 1805, aged 42 years. 

''''Nancy, b. about 1765 ; m. ""''Capt. Roworth, of the 
" King's Rangers," at Beaufort, in 1781. No further notice 
found of this daughter, 

'^"^^Barmvell was a prominent lawyer in the South, and, 
from an engraved likeness taken in 1809, shows a fine head 
and a very intelligent-looking man of about 40 yeai's of age. 
Several years previous to this date he was the only acting 
Magistrate for Beaufort District, South Carolina. 

On the 20th of May, 1801, the press contained a Procla- 
mation issued by him, which reads as follows : 

^^ Public Notice. — Whereas, I have received information 
that negroes are still conve3'^ed into this State, in express 
violation of the law. Now, in pursuance of an Act of the 
Legislature of this State, passed on the 20th December, 
1800, prohibiting the importation of negroes from any port 
of the United States or elsewhere, and by virtue of the 
authority vested in me by his ^'"'Ex'cellenc}' John Drayton, 
Esq., Governor of the State aforesaid, I do hereby notify 
that, if any person or persons shall hereafter bring into this 
State, by land or water, any slave, mestizoe, mulatto, or 
person of color, he, she, or they shall, upon conviction 
thereof, forfeit and pa}' the sum of two hundred dollars, 
and forfeit the property so brought in ; and, upon sale 
thereof, one-half of the proceeds shall go to the person or 
persons informing, the remainder to such person or per- 
sons as shall assist in bringing the offenders topunishment ; 
provided that it shall not extend to affect any person or 
persons who shall travel into this State with his, her, or their 
domestic servant or servants actually attending on him, 
her, or them, as such, being bona-fide the property of such 
person or persons, who shall be desirous to reside with or 
remove any number of slaves, not exceeding ten, and shall 
first produce a certificate under the hand and seal of a ma- 
gistrate of such place from whence the property is intended 


to be removed, declaring 011 oath that the negroes aforesaid 
have been bona-fide his, her, or their property for at least 
two years previous to such removal, and that the}^ are not 
intended for sale or hire; and to an}^ captain or master of 
vessel coming into this district, and who shall have on 
board in his employ any mariner of the description afore- 
said, and who shall immediately on his arrival appear before 
me and give bond and security to reconvey such person out 
of this State. 

"As the subscriber has taken the pains to make the in- 
tent of this law generally known, and his instructions being 
strictly reposed, it is to be hoped that an arrest for future 
violations will not be traversed, or the punishment miti- 
gated by a plea of ignorance of the law." 

^^^^ Frederick, a son of '"''Jacob, Sen., was born in 1707 ; m. 
"°*(Abby) Lincoln, by whom he had at least one son, named 
'"^Frederick, Jr., wdio was early placed in an excellent school 
in Savannah. The supposition is that his father died soon 
after his son's birth. No record found of him. 

^''"'^ Frederick, Jr., b. about 1728; m. — ; had children, 
""Peter, '""Andrew, '"'Thomas, '"'Frederick, '""William, 
""Stephen G., and daughters. 

""/V/^r was born 1752. Early in life he was placed in 
one of the colleges in a Northern State, where he obtained a 
good education, which afterwards led him into prominence. 

" In the latter part of 1775 he joined the army under 
''"General Howe in the expedition against Floi"ida, in which 
he discovered much zeal and activity. After many respon- 
sible duties in the Cabinet of the State, he joined '^''General 
Gates in Virginia, then on his march to the relief of South 
Carolina, who made him one of his principal aids ; and at 
the disastrous battle of Camden, on the i6th of August, 
1780, "'^Major De Veaux was indefatigable in the delivery 
of all orders. Two months after this battle, being in Hali- 
fax, North Carolina, he wrote to General Gates the follow- 
ing letter, dated " Halifax, 17th of October, 1780": 


"Dear General: I arrived at this place last evening. 
I shou'd have made my journey in two days, but the rivers 
was so high that I was detain'd almost a day. I am obliged 
to rest my horses a few days, as they are much fatigued. 
Our ^"''General Huger has been ver}' busy, and will in a few 
days march all the Cavalry from this place to '^''Col. 
Hawkins, and I believe "'"Col. White will be at Head Quar- 
ters with near 60 or 80 more horse in about ten days. 
You may depend I shall make all the haste back I can. 
Your saddle and bridle is done, and have it by first oppor- 
tunity. A report prevails that ""Gen. Arnold has proved 
a traitor in laying a plot to betray °"*G. Washington and 
deliver him to the British. You will hear more of the 
affair in a short time. 

" Malmedy has told many lies at Philadelphia about 
poor Pinkney, and am — with the Greatest Respect, 

"""Peter De Veaux." 

After this period Major De Veaux was in the family of 
""Gen. Greene, and was with him at the battle of Guilford 

Court-House. He married late in life . Left at least 

two daughters, "'"Catharine L. and "^^^^ Frances Ann, the latter 
born in 1802 and died in Savannah Oct. 26, 1826. 

^^^'' Catharine L., born 1800; married ""Edwin Blake in 
1 8 17 at Charleston. 

""Major Peter De Veaux died in Savannah October 6, 
1826, aged 74 years, his wife having died previously in the 
month of March, 1823. 

^^^'' Andrew De Veaux was born about the year 1757, and 
early in life became attached to the U. S. Navy. During 
the Revolution he was promoted to the rank of Captain, in 
which position he was at the siege of Savannah. After the 
war ended he was connected with the Lazaretto on Morris 
Island and Fort Johnson in Charleston Harbor, where he 
died on the 15th of February, 1827. " He was a tall man of 
dark, swarthy complexion, and a very fine-looking officer." 

Soon after the Revolution he married ""Martha Gibbes, 


with whom he had several cliildren, one of which had chosen 
the life of a mariner, and " while engaged as the mate of a 
trading schooner to the West Indies he was killed by Pirates 
in 1822, leaving a worthy widow with five children," who 
afterwards removed to Charleston, where we find in 1825 
" Mrs. Martha De Veanx living at 34 Beafain." 

Among her children was '""James, who became one of 
the best artists the South ever produced. ■"'"Dr. Robert 
W. Gibbes, of Columbia, S. C, published a memoir of him 
in 1846, in which he says : " '""James De Veaux was born in 
the city of Charleston, S. C, Sept. 12, 1812, and at the early 
age of 13 was placed as Clerk in the book-store of '*"Edwin 
Gibbes. He was very fond of books. His bo3diood was 
sprightly and remarkable for talent and good-natured mi- 
mickry, and his amusing sketches of men and things with 
his boyish pencil first attracted the notice of that genius 
wdiich exhibited itself so prominently in mature years. 

"*^"\Villiam Haskell Gibbes and the late ""Major A. 
Garden took great interest in him, furnishing him with 
divers drawings and engravings to copy at his leisure. . . . 
Among his first sketches is a truthful likeness of the venera- 
ble Major, . . . and his sketch of 'Joseph and brethren' 
was highly lauded by the eminent Washington Allston. 

" In Philadelphia he remained some time under the in- 
struction of ""'John R. Smith, the veteran teacher of draw- 
ing, and he became a pupil of Inman and enjoyed the ad- 
vice of Sully. 

" At 20 he commenced public life and painted the por- 
traits of the ""'Hon. Geo. McDufifie, "'"Hon. Henry Deas, 
""Dr. Thos. Cooper, "'T. W. Pickens, Esq., "'^General J. 
B. Earle, "'"Hon. W. D. Martin, and several other ver}^ dis- 
tinguished men. His purse was always open to the needy, 
and while a dollar was left the applicant for charity was 
never refused. His high and exalted tone of conduct, gen- 
tle manners, and imblemished character won him friends 
everywhere among the most distinguished personages of his 
time. . . . 


" In the summer of 1836 he sailed for Europe, and it is a 
matter of deep regret that at this time a package of his let- 
ters loaned to a friend was lost. In London *"'Mr. Rogers 
the Poet became his very intimate fi^iend. He left London 
and visited Brussels and Antwerp, where the works of 
Rubens highly delighted him. In Paris he painted several 
splendid pictures, w^hich were greatly admired by the cele- 
brated Wilkie and Landseer. In 1838 he visited New York 
(and became a Member of the National Academy of De- 

" After vast success in his profession in his own country 
he quitted it again for England, where some of his brilliant 
genius again broke forth. He again visited France, Flo- 
rence, Italy, and most of the historical and classical cities of 
the old world. He died at Rome at 5 o'clock on the Sab- 
bath morning of April 28, 1844, a finished scholar, artist, 
and Christian. On his monument appeared the words, 
* Sacred to the Memory of ""James De Veaux, painter, who 
was born in Charleston, S. C, America; died in Rome 
April 28, 1844, aged 31 years and 6 months,' with the follow- 
ing verse : 

" ' And is he dead whose glorious mind 
Lifts him on high ? 
To live in hearts we leave behind 
Is not to die !' '' 

^^'^^ TJwnias De Veaux was born about 1760, and in after 
life was found in Virginia, where in 1808 an admirable en- 
graving represents him as a very fine-looking man about 45 
years of age, and no doubt one of prominence. 

^^""^ Frederick De Veaux was born about 1768 ; he afterwards 
became a merchant in Newbern, N. C. Married ""'Marga- 
ret Ortle}'^, who died in 1798, leaving several lawful heirs. 

"■''^"William De Veaux, born about 1770, in early life fol- 
lowed in the footsteps of his father, joined the Army, and 
while in Georgia was appointed a Lieutenant in 1798. He 
died in Savannah in 1803. 

^''^^ Stephen G., born about 1776 ; married , and settled 


in Berkeley Co., Virginia, where he became attached to St. 
Stephen's Church in St. John, and one of the subscribers for 
repairs on the church in 1820. 

^""Rudolp/i Devon is also found in New Orleans engaged 
in the healing art ; supposed to have been born before the 
Revolution. His death was found recorded on the 21st of 
September, 181 1, at that place. Then we find : 

'""Frederick Devon, of New Castle County (Delaware), 
living near the Christiana Bridge, offers a reward of sixteen 
dollars in the month of June, 1783, for securing "A negro man 
named North, born in Guinea and speaks much in that dia- 
lect, about 30 vears of age, of short stature, slim made, 
stooped shouldered, walks with his toes much out ; had on 
and took with him the following apparel, namely : one black 
and white coloured cloth coat and jacket, one blue cloth 
coat, and one coat of fustian with 3^ello\v metal buttons, a 
yellow clouded jacket, and a blue ditto lined with vellow, 
black everlasting breeches, white corded ditto, two wool 
hats, one of which almost new ; cotton, flax, and tow shirts 
and trowsers, one pair home-made striped trowsers, two 
pairs of white thread stockings, half- worn shoes with large 
brass buckles." 

Note. — The following pages present names of the De 
Veatix family which were found at various periods of time, 
but which the compiler could not properly connect into the 
families noticed in the foregoing pages. Thev can, how- 
ever, be placed in order for future editi(jns, when such 
mistakes (and no doubt they will be found) can be rectified, 
additional family history introduced, and a genealogv com- 
pleted satisfactor)^ to all connected with the family. 



1867. Devoe, Abialiam ; m. Cailiarine Ostrander. 

17S3. De Voor, AfTey ; in. Alexander Siephens (or Stevens). 

17S3. De Voor. Ally ; ni. William Adam. 

1812. Devoe, Ann ; ni. Lawrence Van Cott, N. Y. C. 

1S59, Devoe, Benjamin O. ; m. Louisa Scott, Rochester, N. Y. 

1856. Devau, Caroline; m. Hubbell B. Alvords, Tairytown, N. Y. 

1873. Devoe, Catharine, widow; widow of James Devoe, N. Y. C. 

1677. De Vos, Catharine ; m. Nicholas Du Pre, N. Y. C. 

1849. Devoe, Charles ; m. Maiy Hadden in N. Y. C. 

1861. Devoe, Charles E. ; m. Maria L. Martin, N. Y. C. 

1866. Devoe, Charles (age 26) ; m. Elizabeth N. Willington, N. Y. C. (E. 

2ISt St.) 
1S69. Devoe, Charles; wife, Mary Hadden ; has son, Thomas M., m. 
1871. Devoe, Charles; m. Mary Finn, N. Y. C. 

1879. Devoe, Charles; m. Annie Beck in 34111 St. D. R. Church, Nov. 12. 
1810. Devoe, Daniel ; m. leannie Piersoii. 
1726. De Voor, David ; m. Annetje Van Breemen. 
1876. Devoe, David ; m. Abigal Cory. He died in 1S76. 
1823. Devorc, Eliza Ann ; m. Joseph Newcomb in Ohio. 
1830. Devoe, Eliza Ann ; m. David Baldwin. 
1704. De Voore, Elizabeth ; m. Andries Swerver. 
1832. Devoe, Francis Marioti ; \\\. Caroline Kirtland. He died in 1841, Long 

1846. Devoe, Francis, b. 1823 ; m. Sarah Gorman in 1847. Came from Viller, 

Sexelle Dept., Haute Leone, France, arrived in New York and settled 

in Paierson, New jersey. Had children, Josephine M., John ]. (b. 

1856), Augustus Dorn, and Frank (b. 1S61) ; latter lives in R:iliw;iy. 
Josephine M., b. 1853; m. Robert Leslie at South Orange, N. J. 
Augustus D., b. 1853 ; m. Teressa Bramlcy ; had one child. 
1721. De Voe, Frederick, Jr.; to, Maria Odell. 


1760. De VoLi, Haiina ; ni. Weassell Van Oiden. 
1757- Devoe, Hester ; m. David Evans. 

1763. Du Fower, Henry ; m. Mary Ferdon. 

1853. Devoe, Heniy (age 78 years) ; m. Mary A. ("hiiiiir (age 76 years) in 

N. Y. C. 
1802. Devoe, Iniogene ; ni. N. Niumaii ; had ^o^, Le.tnder. 

1854. Devon, Isaac L. ; m. ("atliarine Stair; liad ciiildien, Alfied, b. 1S55, and 

Kate, 1). ]86i. 
1871. De Voe, James A. (age 23) ; ni. Ellen Carpenter in N. Y. C. 
1746. De Fonr, John ; m. Margarita Steg. 

1761. Devoue, John; ni. Mar\- Beauvois. 

1764. Devoe, John ; ni. Sarah Frasier. 

1S67. Devoe, John H. (carpenter) ; ni. Susan Brady (both above 40 years of 


1862. Devaeii, Joseph C. E. (age 22) ; ni. Lucinda C. Buich. 

1865. Devoe, Joseph (age 50) ; m. Henrietta Johnson. West I2ih St., N. Y. C. 

1S66. De Voe, Leander (in 1870) ; ni. Cornelia Birdsall. He was 31 years old. 

1846. Devoe, Louisa ; m. Banfield. 

1868. Devoe, INLalinda ; ni. David Howell, of Hector, N. Y. 
1741. Devauw (Tevauvv), Maria ; m. Sylvester Morris, N. Y. 
1670. De Voe, Marinus ; m. Eisge (Alice) Barens, widow, N. Y. 
1775. Devoe, Mary ; ni. Edward Pell. 

1809. De V^oe, Mary ; in. William Ashley, by Rev. Thomas Lyell. 

1845. Devoe, Matilda ; m. Henr)' Leonard, Kingsborough, N. Y. He died in 

1S32. Devoe, Natiianiel ; in. Laney Lasher, N. Y. C. 
1867. Devoe, Peter D., and his wile (Maria Bailey) attend marriage of his son, 

John H., N. Y. C. 
1706. Devoe, Rachel ; m. ]oseph D\ckman. 
1761. De Vou, Rachel ; m. Michael Wyser. 
1828. De Voe, Rachel Louisa; m. Wm. II. S. Bayley, by Rev. Mr. White, 

N. Y. C. 
1796. Deveaux. Sall\- ; m. fnne 9 to James Alger. She was the daughter of 

Wm. Deveaux, deceased. 
17S1. Devoo, Sarah ; m. Nathaniel Golding. 
1813. Devoe, Sarah ; 111. Ca[)t. Samuel W. Greene, of Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., 

L. L 
1820. Devoe, Saiali ; m. lohn Llo\d, of Peteisburgh, New York. 
1720. De Voe, Susanna ; m. Staats Storms, New York. 
1853. Devoe, Theodore F. (age 21) ; m. Caroline R. Parson, New York. He 

died in 1875. 
i8i8. Deveaux, Theodosia ; m. William Petit, N. Y. C. 
1S38. Devoe, Thomas T. ; ni. Mary Parker in 1S35, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

1869. Devoe, Thomas (age 25 years); m. Mary Bageilay (age 20 years), N. ^". C. 
1844. Deveau, William W. ; in. Josephine Burns in N. Y. C. 

t8oo. Devoe, Wing; m. Clarrissa Hart, of Wetherstield, Conn, 


1803. Devors, Abigal ; died in N. Y. City. 

1856. Devoe, Abigal, widow, Canal St., N. Y. C. 

1789. Devon, Abraham, carpenter, Greenwicli St., N. Y. C. 

1S16. Devor, Abraham, died in N. Y. Cit\-. 

1865. Devon, A. C, widow, 96 Richmond St., Cincinnati. 
1835. Devoe, Adelaide, widow of Jaques Devoe, of N. Y. C. 

1870. Devoe, Adeline, widow, Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1871. Deveau, Agnes C, v;idow. Sing Sing, N. Y. 
1S51. Deveau, Albert S., clerk, N. Y. C. 

1S73. Devaux, Alexander, Third Street,'N. Y. City ; came from Alsace, Ger- 
many, County of Strasburg, in 1873. Father's name was Oslem De- 
vaux, who married Franciscoe Messer in 1834; had three children. 

1840. Devoe, Alfred, grocer. Commerce St., Newark, N. J. 
1868. De Voe, Allen P., Farmington, N. Y. 

1872. Devoe, Almira, N. Y. C. 

185S. Devoe, Althea, died at Port Jefferson, L. I. 

1815. Devoe, Amelia, Duane St., N. Y. C. 

1841. Deveau, Andrew, carter. Grove St., N. Y. C. 

1821. Devoe, Ann B., died aged 71 years, Chrystie St., N. Y. C. 

1834. Deveaux, Ann, widow, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1866. Devaugh, Ann, Baltimore, Md. 

1825. Devoe, Ann, died aged 82 years, Forsyth St., N. Y. C. 

1821. Devon, Ann B., died 71 years old, Chrystie St., N. Y. C. 

1844. Devoe, Ann, died in hospital, N. Y. C. 

1855. Deveau, Anna, Grand St., Jersey City, N. J. 

1833. Devoe, Anthon}-, received pension, 70 3'ears old, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

1881. Devoe, Archie N., died at St. Joseph, Mo. 

1867. Devoe, Arsborough, Brooklyn (Lorimer n. Jackson), N. Y. 
1662. de Vos, Baltliazer, from Utrecht (arrived in the Hope). 
1789. Devor, Benjamin, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1831. Devoe, Benjamin, painter, N. Y. C. 
1S34. Devoe, Benjamin, chair-maker, N. Y. C. 

1835. De Voe, Benjamin, mason, N. Y. C. 

1864. Devoe, Byron, turner, Ogden St., Newark, N. J. 
1851. Devoe, Mrs. C, Columbia St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1818. Devoe, Capt. of the ship Erin, sails for New Orleans. 

1819. Devoe, Capt. of the schooner Uiidaitutcd, for Mobile on the 2d of October, 

New Yoik. 
1719. Devoes, Carol, Albany, N. Y. 

1816. Devoe, Catharine, died aged 28 years, Vesey St., N. Y. C. 

1816. Devoe, Catharine, died aged 32 years ; widow Benjamin Devoe, mason, 
N. Y. C. 

1820. Devou, Catharine, widow, died aged 53 years (Gold St.), N. Y. C. 

1835. Deveaux, Catharine, widow, N. Y. C. 

1836. Devoe, Catharine, died aged 24 years. 

1873. Devoe, Catharine, widow of James, Sixth Av., N. Y. C. 


1877. Devoe, Charity, died aged 71 years, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1850. Devoe, Charles, mariner. Biooklyn, N. Y. 

1859. Devoe, Charles S., merchant, N. Y. C. 

1863. Devoe, Charles P. (Greenwich Av.), N. Y. C. 

1871. De Voe, Charles M., in Yonkers, N. Y. 
1877. Devoe, Charles, Bergen Heights, N. ]. 
1875. Devoe, Charles, First Av., N. Y. C. 

1879. Devoe, Charles, College Point, Long Island. 

1S09. Devoe, Coates, boatman, N. Y. C. 

1826. Devoe, Coles, foundry, died of cholera in 1832. 

1S26. Devoe, Cornelius, 1830, shoemaker, N. Y. C. 

1789. Devoe, Cornelius, shopkeeper in N. Y. C. (Warren St.) 

1832. Devoe, Cornelius, Forsyth St., N. Y. C. 

1769. Devoor, Cornelius, boundary line of New Jersey. 

1695. De Voo, Daniel, a Freeman. 

1724. Devore, Daniel, Aniwell, Hunterdon ('o., N. J., wills to his children, 
Cornelius, Martha, Ilendrick, jonaca, Daniel, Tacobus, William, 
David, ALitliew, and to his wife, Angelica, certain articles and 

1757. De Voo, Daniel, a Freeman in N. Y. C. 

1769. De Voe, Daniel, on a poll-list. 

1759. Deffoe, Daniel, deceased, executor to settle his estate, N. Y. C. 

1785. Devoe, Daniel, wounded in the thigh during the Revolution. 

1775. Devew, Daniel, of Cornwall Precinct, Orange Co., N. Y. (" t/r Ve7u Asso- 
ciation "). 

1791. Devon, Daniel, Great George St. (Broadway). 

1807. Devou, Daniel, teacher in Hudson St., N. Y. C. 

t8i2. Devoe, Daniel, cartman. Bowery near Jones St., N. Y. 

1807. De Voe, Daniel, appointed a fireman in N. Y. C. (Elizabeth St.) 

1S17. Deveau, Daniel, tailor, moved to Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

1822. De Voe, Rev. Daniel, petition to the Legislature 01' N. Y. to exempt 
ministers from road-tax. 

1836. Devoe, Daniel, died aged 66 years in N. Y. C. 

1842. Devoe, D.miel D., Allen St , died in 1S47 ; left widow, Susan. 

1868. Devoe, Daniel, soda-waier, Stanton St., N. Y. C. 

1869. Deveau, Daniel, died aged 65 j'ears in Allen St. ; buried at New Ro- 

1S73. Devoe, Daniel G., butcher, N. Y. C. 
1698. De Voor, David, yeoman, made a Freeman. 
1821. Devoe. David Caldwell, Essex Co., N. J., died ; bequeaths his estate to 

Daniel Rowe. 
1821. De Voe, David, cordwainer, died in 1855 ; left widow, Abigal, in N. Y. C. 
1840. Devoe, David, drover. Railroad cor. Paul St., Newark, N. J. 
1858. De Voe, David W., died aged 26, East 38th St., N. Y. C. 

1872. Devoe, David L., mason. Perry St., N. Y. C. 
1849. Devoe, Ebenezer, foundry, Hammond St., N. Y. C. 


1842. De Veaiix, Edward A., died aged 16, Beaver St., N. Y. C. 

1554. Devoe, Edward, sash and blind nialvcr, Washington St., Newark, N. J. 
1858. Uevoe, Edward, paper. West 35tli St., N. Y. C. 

1570. Devoe, Edwin F., merchant, Broadwaj', died aged 42 years. 
1S61. Devoe, Effie, widow of Epenetus Devoe, Fourth St., N. Y. C. 
1S39. Devon, Elenor, died aged 65 years, Harlem, N. Y. 

1571. Devoe, Elisha, died aged 45 years, sunstroke, Centre St. Hospital, 

N. Y. C. 
1S71. Devoe, Elisha, died aged iS in Rhynder St., N. V. C. 
1S16. Deveuse, Eliza, Washington. St., N. Y. C. 
1818. ■ Devoe, Eliza, wife of James, died, Third St., N. Y. C. 
1818. Devon, Eliza, died aged iS years, Rhynder St., N. Y. C. 
1818. Devaux. Eliza E., Franklin St., N. Y. C. 
1836. Devoe, Eliza, widow of John, Greene St., N. Y. C. 
1836. Devoe, Eliza, wife of James, died aged 44 years, N. Y. C. 
1839. Devoe, Eliza, widow of John, Greene St., N. Y. C. 
1868. Devoe, Eliza L., widow of Frederick, Newark, N. J. 
1S71. Devoe, Eliza, widow of Jacob, died in 1871 aged 76 years, N. Y. C. 
1818. Devoe, Elizabeth, Lombardy St., N. Y. C. 
1818. Devoe, Elizabeth, died aged 28, Gold St., N. Y. C, in 1820. 
1821. Devoe, Elizabeth, died aged 86 years. Spring St., N. Y. C. 
1832. Devoe, Elizabeth, died aged 40 years, East River, N. Y. C. 
1836. Devoe, Elizabeth, died aged 36 years. Third St., N. Y. C. 

1847. Devoe, Elizabeth, died aged 77 years, Wooster St., N. Y. C. 
i860. Devoe, Elizabeth L\on, widow. Summit Av., Newark, N. J. 
1861. Devoe, Elizabeth, Tarrytown, N. Y. 

1S71. Devoe, Elizabeth, rubber goods, Broadway, N. Y. C. 

1S41. Devoe, Ellen, widow of Nathaniel, Carmine St., N. Y. C. 

1851. Devoe, Ellen, widow. Cross St., Newark, N. J. 

i86i. Devoe, Ellen, widow. North 6th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

i860. De Voe, Emily, dressmaker, West Farms, N. Y. 

1555. Devoe, Emma, died aged 30 years, 19th St., N. Y. C. 
1867. Devoe, Emma S. , died aged 42, First Av., N. Y. C. 
1874. De Voe, Emma Louisa, died aged 24 years, N. Y. C. 

1848. Devoe, Epenetus, boiler-maker, died in i860 aged 69 years, N. Y. C. 
1S74. De Voe, Eugene M., photographer, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1805. Devon, Eunice, widow, in First or Chrystie St., N. Y. C. 

1843. Devoe, Eve, widow of Nathan, Perry St., N. Y. C. 

1832. Devoe, Francis Marion, died at Williamsburgh, N. Y.. in 1S41. 

1843. Devoe, Francis, East 14th St., N. Y. C. 

1873. Devoe, Frank, builder. Myrtle Av., Brooklyn. 

1865. Devoe. Franklin M., cooper, Brooklyn. 

1S15. Devon, Frederick, died aged 19 years ; buried in St. Paul's Yard, 

N. Y. C. 
1792. Devou, Frederick, cordwainer, Warren St., N. Y. C. 
1815. Devou, Frederick, died aged 62 years, N. Y. C. 


1823. Devoe, Frederick, died aged 38 years in Cliapel St. (West Broadway). 

N. Y. C. 
1827. Devoe, Frederick, Bowery 11. Stli St. 
1832. Devoe, Frederick, Navy-Yard, Brooklyn, L. I. 

1835. Devoe, Frederick, shoes, Washington St., Newark, N. J. 

1836. Devoe, Frederick M., clerk, died aged 20 years, Bowery, N. Y. C. 
1851. Deveaux, Frederick, died, Walker St., N. Y. C. 

1853. Devoe, Frederick G.. agent, Canal St., N. Y. C. 

1870. Devoe, Frederick, blacksmith, Fulton Av., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1880. Devoe, Frederick, attempted suicide, Brooklyn, N. V. 

1868. Devoe, Garret, carpenter, Newark, N. J. 

1842. Devoe, George, died aged 36 years at Cit}- Hospital, N. V. C. 

1863. Devoe. George, carpenter, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1867. Devoe, George W., sail-maker. South stii St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1870. Devoe, George H., trunks, Nesbit St., Newark, N. J. 

1871. Devoe, George, cutler, 128th St., N. Y. C. 

1825. Devoe, Gilbert, grocer, Whitehall St. ; died of cholera at Deiruit, age 31 

1846. Devoe, Gilbert, ship-carpenter, N. Y. C. 
1873. Devoe, Hamilton, engineer. Prospect St., Newark, N. [. 
1851. De Vou, Hannah, died aged 52 years in 35th St., N. Y. C. 

1868. Devoe, Harriet, Wilson St., Brookl3'n. 

1872. De Voe, Harriet Parker, daughter of William T., Metropolitan Hotel, 

N. Y. C. 

1858. Devoe, Helen F., widow, Beniiet n. Debevoise Sts., Brooklyn. 
1871. Devoe, Helen, widow, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1857. Devoe, Henrietta M., 284 Third St., N. Y. C. 

1867. Devoe, Henrietta, teacher, Newark, N. J. 

1870. Devoe, Henrietta, widow of Joseph, 7th Av., N. Y. C. 

1766. De Vooe, Henr}^ died ; wills to his wife, Catharine, and children, Henry, 

Daniel, John, James, Elizabeth, Rachel, Catharine, Sary, Leah, Ann, 

and Margaret. 
1786. Devour, Henry, land and tide-waiter, Golden Hill (John St.), N. Y. C. 
1800. Devou, Henry, Reade St., N. Y. C. 
1812. Devoe, Henry, carpenter, Thomas St., N. Y. C. 

1816. Devoe, Henry A., ship-carpenter, Vandam n. Macdougal St , N. Y. C. 
1830. Devoe, Henry, died aged 25 years, Rivington St., N. Y. C. 
1845. Devoe, Henry, pressed into British service on board Tlichan, N. V. 
1853. Devoe, Henry, salesman, Anthony St., N. Y. C. 

1859. Devoe, Henry, bookbinder, Brooklyn. 

1863. Devoe, Henry H., Corporal Co. K, 6th N. Y. S. Vols., died of wounds. it 

Cogswell Hospital, Richmond. 
1875. Devoe, Hester, died aged 85 years, N. Y. C. 
1803. Devoe, Isaac, shipwright. Mulberry n. Hester St., N. Y. C. 
1822. Devoe, Isaac, cabinet-maker, Nassau St., N. Y. C. 

1824. Devoe, Isaac ; had child die, Jay St., N. Y. C. 


1533. Devoe, Isaac, Rev., Army in Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; tlien 70 years of age. 

1534. Devoe, Isaac, grocer, cor. Fiillou and Smith St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1849. Devoe, Isaac, one of the soldiers wonndcd at the Astor Place riot in the 

month of May. 

1S53. Devoe, Isaac, died aged 72 years, N. \' . C. 

1865. Devoe, Isaac, died 73 years old in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1840. Devoe, Isabella, letter adx'ertised in Ji7;-iii/ii^ Post \\s\\\ 21. 

1775. Devo, Jacob, of Cornwall, signs the Association in June, 1775, N. \. 

1543. Devoe, Jacob, died aged 36 years, Bank St., N. \ . C. 
1S59. Devoe, Jacob M., teas, etc., 315 Bowery, N. Y. (". 

1 861.. Devoe, Jacob F., binder, East r6th St., N. Y. 

1S78. De Veaux, Jacob, lace curtains, from Tarare, France. West 53d Si. 

1834. Devoe, Capt. J., of the steamboat Couvoy, from Delaware to New York. 

1755. De Voe, Jacobus, admitted a Freeman in N. Y. C. 

iSii. Devoe. James, cabinet-maker. Cross and Mott Sts., N. Y. C. 

1819. Devoe, James, mariner, Cha])el St., N. Y. C. 

1S27. Devieu, James, had child to die in Leonard St., N. Y. (3. 

1535. Devoe, James, shoes, etc., Ilalsey St., Newark, N. J. 

1836. Devoe, James, wife, Eliza, died aged 44 years, Third St., N. Y. C. 

1536. Devoe, James, died aged 34 years, Hudson St., N. Y. C. ; left widow, 


1544. Devoe, James, weaver, Ferry St., Newark, N. J. 

1845. Devoe, James L., shoes, etc.. Plane St., Newark, N. J. 
1847. Devoe, James, patternmaker, Pearl St.. N. Y. C. 
1S49. Devoe, James, carter, East 13th St., N. Y. C. 

1850. Devoe, Capt. James (in 1S43), of steamer Povtsfiioiith ; bursted her pipe, 

killed several. 

1 85 1. Devoe, James A., chair-maker, Norfolk St., N. Y. C. 

1852. Devoe, James W., hatter, Renwick St. ; died aged 29 years. 
1871. De Voe, James B., died aged 53 years at Tarr\town, N. Y. 
1858. Devoe, James Smith, Washington St., N. Y. C. 

1868. Deveau, James H., secretary, Pine St., N. Y. C. 

1865. Devon, James A., secretary Ohio Valley Insurance Co., Cincinnati. 

1812. Devon, Jane, died in Bowery, N. Y. C. 

1818. Devou, Jane, died aged 67 years. Division St., N. V. C. 

1821, Devoe, Jane, died (in child-bed) aged 39, Eldridge St. 

1828. Devoe, Jane, died aged 60 years, Ridge St., N. Y. C. 

1877. De Voe, Jane, died aged 86 years. Eighth A v. 

1835. Devoe, Jaques, deceased ; widow, Adelaide, (.'liapt-l St.,N. Y. C. 

1847. Devoe, Jay, Suffolk St., N. Y. C. 

1720. De Voe. John, a Freeholder in Half Moun, Albany, N. Y. 

1744. de Vouw, |ohn, belonged to the Protestant Church, Philips' Manor, 

N. Y. 

1769. Devou, J(jhn, (jn a poll-list. Chambers St., N. Y. C. 

1775. De Voe, John, ist Lieut. 2d Company 4th Regt., Capt. Wni. P. Winne. 

1798. Devou, John, died of yellow fever in Molt St., N. Y. C. 


1802. Devoe, John, Warren St., died in 1804, N. V. C. 

1806. De Voe, John, private Revolutionary Army, pensioned, N. Y. C. 

1813. Devoe, John, in Capt. Lyndes' Company 29th Regt. N. Y. State. 

1814. Devue, John K., died of measles, age 22, in Greenwich, N. Y. 
1817. Devoe, John, mariner and rigger. Elm St., N. Y. C. 

1820. Devoe, John, shoes, Spring St., N. Y. C. 

1820. Devoe, John, ship-carpenter; house burnt Columbia St., N. Y. C. 

1823. Devoe, John, died aged 43 years. Canal St., N. Y. C. 

1827. Devoe, John, died aged 65 )'ears, Sullivan St., N. Y. C. 

1830. Devoe, John, died aged 49 years ; belonged to Reformed Dutch Church, 

N. Y. C. 
1832. Devoe, John, turner, Hudson St., N. Y. C. 

1842. Devoe, John, merchant, Greenwich St., N. Y. C. 

1843. Devoe, John, Jr., shoes, etc., Love Lane, Newark, N. J. 
1843. Devoe, John J., mason. Orchard St., N. Y. C. 

1846. Devoe, Jolin M., dock-builder. Concord St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1847. Devoe, John, mason, Cammack AUe}-, New. irk, N. j. 

1848. Devoe, John, wlieelwright, Perry St., N. Y. C. 

1864. Devoe, John, Oakland Av. n. Messerole St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1868. Devoe, John H., bookbinder. South 5ih St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1873. Devoe, John S., clerk, Humbert St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1876. De Veau, John W., insurance, Broadway, N. Y. C. 

1775. Devoe, Johannis, refused to sign Association, Dutctiess Co., N. Y. 
1813. Devoe, Joseph, died aged 22 years, Washington St., N. Y. C. 

1828. Devoe, Joseph, Christopher St., N. Y. C. 

1830. Devoe, Joseph, died aged 47 years, Greene St., N. Y. C. 

1841. Devoe, Josepli, shoes, etc., Kinney St., Newark, N. J. 

1842. Devoe, Joseph T., carpenter, Halsey St., Newark, N. J. 
i860. De Voe, Joseph, teacher, Tarrytovvn, N. Y. 

1868. Devoe, Joseph, died aged 68 years, Bleecker St. 

1874. Devoe, Joshua, machinist. Van Dyke St., Brooklyn. 
1870. De Voe, Leander, plumber, Atlantic Av., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1872. Devoe, Leander P., dry goods, Lexington Av., N. Y. C. 
1830. Devoe, Leonard, shoemaker, Varick St., N. Y. C. 

1870. Devoe, Leonora, widow, Sackett St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1870. Deveaux, Leonora, died aged 17 vears. East 381!) St., N. Y. C. 

1769. De Voe, Lewis, on poll-list, N. Y. C. 

1795 De Vou, Lewis, grocer. Division St. 

1808. Deveaux, Lewis, N. Y. Gazette, Jan. 13, died 1S09 ; wills his wife, Mary. 

i860. Devoe, Lewis, lamps, N. Y. C. 

1867. Devoos, Lewis, wholesale grocery, Halsted St., Cliicago. 

1821. Deveau, Louis, and wife, Mary, transfers property near " Fresh Water,' 

N. Y. C. 
1S34. Devoe, Louisa, widow of James, seamstress, Madison St., N. Y. C. 
1866. Devoe, Louisa H., Perry St., N. Y. C. 
1841. Devoe, Lydia, nurse, Washington St., Newark, N. J. « 


1853. Devoe, Margaret R., dressmaker, Plane St., Newark, N. J. 

1S62. Devoe, Margaret, widow, Newark Av., Newark, N. J. 

1S72. Devoe, Margaret, widow. Grand St., lirooklyn, N. Y. 

1S76. Devoe, Margaret, widow, died aged 62 years, Reade St., N. Y. C. 

1836. Deove, Maria, died aged 26 years, Hudson St., N. Y. C. 

1851. Devoe, Maria, widow, Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1851. Devoe, Maria, died aged 53 years, Norfolk St. (widow of John). 

1848. Devoe, Maria, died aged 75 years, West 20th St. 

1851. Devoe, Maria, widow of Christopher, Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1812. Divoue, Mary, died aged 36 years ; buried Westchester, N. Y. 

1833. Devooe, Mary, died aged 78 years, Macdougal St., N. Y. C. 

1844. Devoe, Mary, widow of James, Sixth Av., N. Y. C. 

1845. Devoe, Mary, widow of Daniel, Eldridge St., N, Y. C. 

1851. Devoe, Mary, widow of William, Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1851. Devoe, Mary, died aged 72 years, N. Y. C. 

1852. Devoe, Mary, widow of John, Perry St., N. Y. C. 

1857. Devoe, Mary, died aged 87 years ; buried in New Jersey. 

1857. Devoe, Mary, Alters n. Leiper St., Philadelphia. 

1858. Devoe, Mary, widow, Columbia n. Bowne St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1859. Devoe, Mary E., widow of Isaac, died aged 73 years. East Broadway, 

N. Y. C. 
i860. Devoe, Mary Ann, Frankford, Philadelphia. 
1S61. Devoe, Mary Ann, North 4th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1862. Devoe, Mary, widow. Dean n. Underhill St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1866. Devoe, Mary E., died, Av. A and i2olh St., N. Y. C. 

1871. Devoe, Mary, Cortlandt n. Beekman Av., N. Y. C. 

1872. Devoe, Mary, died aged 73 years. East 105th St., N. Y. C. 
1872. Devoe, Mary, widow of James L., Nesbit St., Newark, N. J. 
1874. Devoe, Mary, died aged 89 years, N. Y. C. 

1874. Devoe, Mary E., widow of William ; died in 1S77, Franklin Av., Brook- 

lyn, N. Y. 

1875. Devoe, Mary, widow of John, Pitt St., N. Y. C. 
1795. Devoe, Michael, cartman, in nth Class, N. Y. C. 

1880. De Veaux, M. Paul, the Belgian politician, died, aged 79 years, at that 

1843. Devoe, Nancy, died aged 53 years. Ninth St., N. Y. C. 
1843. Devoe, Nathan, Perry St., N. Y. C; died, left widow, Eve. 
1846. Devoe, Nathan, ship-carpenter, Morton St., N. Y. C. 
1820. Devoe, Nathaniel, morocco-dresser, died in 1839, Suffolk St., N. Y. C. 
1823. Devoe, Nathaniel G., sail-maker, died on frigate Cyatte, June 28. 
1833. Devoe, Nathaniel, umbrella-maker, Greenwich St., N. Y. C. 
1839. Devoe, Nathaniel, died, aged 40 years, in 1S39, N. Y. C. 
1812. Devou, Nicholas, cartman. Spring and Hudson Sts., N. Y. C. 
1822. Deveu, Nicholas, died in 1829 ; left widow, Catharine, Spring St., 

N. Y. C. 
1691. De Vaux, Peter, with wife and daughter, landed at Boston, Mass. 


1739. Devoe. Peter, a French, about 30 jears of age, in Chester 
Co., Penn. 

1790. Davoiie, Peter, cliair-inaker, 89 Yesey St., N. Y. C. 

1802. Devoe, Peter, in Capt. Barron's Company, 2ci Regt., born in N. Y., aged 

20 years, Navy-Yard. 

1S35. Devoe, Peter, in Washington St.. Newark, N. J. 

1852. Devoe, Peter, india-rubber, Nesbit St., Newark, N. J- 

1812. Devoe, Peter, stone-cutter, No. 3 Provoost St., N. Y. C. 

1825. Devoe, Phebe, died, aged 55 years, near East River, N. Y. C. 

1831. Devoe, Phebe, widow, store in Division St., N. Y. C. 

1867. Devoe, Pliebe A., widow, Patchen Av. n. Hickorv St.. P>ro()klvn, 

N. Y. 
1839. Devoe, Rachel, died aged 37, Forsyth Methodist Episcopal Chnrcii. 
1859. Devoe, Rachel, nurse, Wasliington St., Newark, N. ]. 
1845. De Voe, Rachel, died aged 104 years, 40th St., N. Y. C. 
1864. Devoe, Rachel, widow, Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1816. Devoe, Rebecca, widow, in Allen n. Stanton St., N. Y. C. 
1857. Devon, Rebecca, Apple and Manayunk St., Philadelphia. 

1852. Devoe, Richard, harness-maker, Cammack Alley, Newark, N. J. 

1853. Devoe, Richard H., plater and locksmith, Fair St., Newark, N. J. 
1872. Devoe, Richard M., salesman, Grand St., N. Y. C. 

1866. Devoe, Rouvel, East Houston St., N. Y. C. 

1822. Devoe, Samuel, died of yellow fever, Water St., N. Y. ( ". 

1845. Devoe, Samuel, died aged 40 years, Anthony St., N. Y. C. 

1878. Devoe, Samuel, corn-merchant. Centre Market, Newark, N. J. 

1879. De Veau. Samuel, died aged 19 years, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1791. Devoue, Sarah, midwife, in 1801, Warren St., N. Y. C. 

1832. Devoe, Sarah, died aggd 32 years, N. Y. C. (Centre St. German Lutheran 

1869. Devoe, Sarah, died aged 45 years, Delancey St., N. Y. C. 
1871. Devoe, Sarah, widow, Talman St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
1869. Devoe, Sarah A., widow, Ogden St., Newark, N. [. 

1841. Devoe, Sarah Elizabeth, died, daughter of Marv Parker, Bowerv, 

N. Y. C. 
1843. Devoe, Sarah F., tailoress, Orchard St., N. Y. C. 

1856, Deveaux, Sophi M., widow of Peter, Second S;., N. Y. C. 

1857. Devoe, Sophia, seamstress. East 35th St., N. Y. C. 
1876. Devoe, Spencer H., Third Av., N. Y. C. 

1859. Devoe, Stephen, South ist St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1875. Devoe, Susanna, died aged 82 years, N. Y. C. 

1821. Devoe, Thomas Bennet, Chrystie St., N. Y. C. 

1838. Devoe, Thomas T., furnishing goods. Main St., Brooklyn. 

1842. Devoe, Thomas H., brush-maker. West 17th St., N. Y. C. 
1847. Devoe, Thomas A., tailor, Thomas St., N. Y. C. 

i860. Devoe, Thomas R., carpenter, Washington St., Newark, N. J. 
1812. Devoe, Widow, Crosby n. Broome St., N. Y. C. 


1801. Deveaux, William F., Lt. Commandant at Fort Stevens n. Hell Gate, 

N. Y. 
1805. Devon, William, carpenter, Pieiilovv St.. i8(>q; fireman, killed at Mount 

Ida Falls in 1S24. 
1808. Devow, William, cabinet-maker, Reade St., N. V. C. 
1821. Devoe, William, drowned aged 22 years ; bnrit-d in St. PanTs ("Imrcli- 

yard, N. Y. C. 
ivS24. Devoe, William, died aged 28 years, Hester St., N. Y. C. 
1824. Devoe, William, carpenter, killed near Troy, N. Y. 
1S27. Devew, William, measurer of grain, Mercer St. ; drowned foot of Broad 

St., age 35. 
1833. Devoe, William, pensioner War of the Revolution, N. Y., 72 \ears old. 
1847. Devoe, William H., carpenter, Forsyth St., N. Y. C. 
1S48. Devoe, V/illiam H., hatter, Fulton St., N. Y. C. 
1S50. Devoe, William H., boatman, 2Stli St. n. nth Av., N. Y. C. 

1851. Devoe, William, dock-builder, West 20th St., N. Y. C. 

1853. Devoe, William P., storage. Stone St., N. Y. C. 

1852. Devoe, William W., hatter. Plane St., Newark, N. J. 

1854. Devoe, William, Jr., carpenter, Deane and Underbill Av., Brcjoklyn. 

N. Y. 
i8<;7. De Voe, William, conductor, Graham Av., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1857. Devoe, William, grocer. King and Columbia St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1858. Devoe, William C, died, Williamsburgh, L. I. 

1859. Devoe, William H., trunks, Summit St., Newark, N. J. 
1861. Devoe, William, carpenter, Hammond St., N. Y. (". 

1863. Devoe, William, died aged 48 years, Houston St., N. Y. C. 

1864. Devoe, William T., engineer, Gold St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1864. Devoe, William T., machinery, Ferry St., N. Y. C. 

1865. Devou, William P., merchant, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

1866. Devoe, William, died aged 30 years, West 26th St., N. Y. C. 
1866. Devaugh, William, Gough St., Baltimore. 

1872. DeVoe, William T., died, aged 36 years, at Metropolitan Hotel, N.Y.C. 

1872. De Veau, William W., died aged 45 years, New Rochelle. 

1873. Deveau, William B., hatter, Clinton St., N Y. C. 

1866. Devoe, Wing, butcher, Montgomery St., Jersey City. N. J. 

Index of the de Veaiix Family. 

Rcpreseiitiii^i^- various Jiiodes of the nautc as found spelled both in 
public and private documents, and those adopted by different 
branches a)id generations of the family. ( The figures before 
the nanies refer to pages ; those after names distinguish the 
individual. Figures followiiii^ naines in parentheses indicate 
mistakes in nuinbering.) 

37 De Voe, Aanetje (or Anna), 226. 

142, 144 de Voii, Aaron, (^39. 

143 De Voe, Aaron, 975. 

145, 146 Devoe, Aaron, 992. 

145, 146 De Voe, Aaron, 1013. 

loS, 109 De \'eaii, Aaron Lawrence, 

14 De Veau, Abbe, 41. 
119, 126 De Veau, Abbe\-, S92. 
52, 102, 103 de Veau, Abel, 412. 

103, 104, III, 113. 1 17 De Veaiix, Abel, 
(680), (688), 682. 

104, 1:0, III, 123 Devaiie, Abel, Jr., 

III, 114. 116 De \'eau, Abel, 797. 

Ill, 113 De Veau, Abel, 807. 

191 De Voe, Abel, 1303. 

35 De Voo, Abigal, 207. 

52, 54, 59 De Voose, Abigal, 41S. 

60 de Veaux, Abigal, 426. 

7S Devoe, Abigal Celia, 539. 

85, 95 Devoe, Abigal, 595. 

117 De Veau, Abigal, S84. 

142 de Vou, Abigal, 943. 

86,87 De Voe, Abram, 607. 

19, 27 De Voor, Abraham, 68. 

21, 22,25 Devoe, Abraham, 112. 

25 Devoe, Abraliam, 124. 

34, 36 De Vouw, Abraham, 1S6. 


34 De Voo, Abraham, 197. 

36 de Vouw, Abraham, 216. 

36, 38, 39,41 De Voe, Abraham, 228. 

41 De Voe, Abraham, 236. 
42,43 De Voe, Abraham, 251. 
45 De Voe, Abraham, 327. 
46, 47 De Voe, Abraham, 360. 

63. 195. 196, 197, 201 Devove, Abra- 
ham, 433. 

64, 82 de Veaux, Abraham, 440. 
66, 79 De Voe, Abraham, 453. 
67 De Voe, Abraham, 460. 

82 Devoe, Abraham, 5S1. 

86, 87 De Vou, Abraham, 599. 

87 De Voo, Abraham, 609. 

139, 141 De Voe, Abraham Odell, 923. 

2or, 207 De Voe, Abraham A., 1361. 

203,204 De Voe, Abraliam, 1362. 

207, 208 De Voe, Abraham (devue), 

208 De Voe, Abraham, Jr., 1401. 
21 T, 213 De Voe, Abraham, 1446. 
216 De Voe, Abraham, 1533. 
169 De Voe, Achille, 1171. 

42 De Voe, Ada Milfred, 270. 
163 De Voo, Ada, 1084. 

206 De Voe, Ada, 1398. 

47 De Voe, Adaline Louisa, 374. 

109 De Veau, Adaline Amelia, 779. 



So De Voe, Addie, 567. 

185 De Voe, Addie, 1272. 

194 De Voe, Addie M., 1348. 

219 De Voe, Adelaide, 1597. 

194 De Voe, Adella E., 1347. 

19 De Voor, Adrien, 56. 

30, 31, 32 De Vore, Aefie or Affee, 180. 

49 De Voe, Agatha, 399. 

50 De Voe, Albert Alonzo, 563. 
114 De Veau, Albert Smith, 832. 

114 De Veau, Albert, S35. 
141 De Voe, Albert, 935. 
192 De Voe, Albert, 1313. 
143 De Voe, Alexander, 980. 
169 De Voe, Alexander, 1176. 
211, 212 De Voe, Alexander, 1461. 
79, 81 De Voe, Alfred, 554. 

107 De Voe, Alfred, 744. 
214 De Voe, Alfred, 1516, 
204 De Voe, Allen, 1387. 
2:7 De Voe, Alletta, 1577. 
78 De Voe, AUiday, 448. 

150 De Voe, Alice Estelle, 1073. 

73 De Voe, Alice Louisa, 519. 

169, 170 De Voe, Almira, 11S2. 

48, 49 Devoe, Alonzo, 394. 

So De Voe, Alonzo, 566. 

212 De Voe, Alonzo Chrystie, 1478. 

218 De Voe, Althea, 1591. 

2x9 De Voe, Amanda, 1595. 

44 De Voe, Ambrose, 321. 

49 De Voe, Amelia, 398. 

115 De Veau, Amelia, 855. 
217 De Voe, Amelia, 1561. 

184 De Voe, Amy Milfred, 1241. 

27 Devoe, Anaatje, 155. 

97, 98 De Voe, Andrew Anderson, 

103, 117, 123 Devaux, Andre or An- 
drew, 684. 

99 De Voe, Andrew, 647. 

105, 106 Devoe, Andrew, 695. 

106, 107 Deveau, Andrew, 726. 

108 De Veau, Andrew, 758. 

208 De Voe, Andrew Jackson, 1407. 
223, 224 De Veaux, Andrew, 1617. 

223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 230, 231, 
232, 233, 234, 235, 236 De Veaux, 
Andrew, Jr., 1620. 

239, 240 De Veaux, Andrew, 1630. 

99 De Voe, Angelina, 663. 
28, 29 Devoore, Ann, 177. 
124, 125 Davoue, Ann. 897. 

147, 148 De Voe, Ann Eliza, 1023. 

146 De Voe, Ann Elizabeth, 1015. 
T47 De Voe, Ann Elizabeth, 1029. 
193 De Voe, Ann E., 1336. 

208, 209 De Voe, Ann, 1408. 
211 De Voe, Ann, 1454. 
218, 219 De Voe, Ann, 15S5. 
17 De Vos, Anna, 48. 
20, 21 De Voe, Anna, 97. 
21 Devoe, Anna, 106. 
36, 37 De Voe, Anna, 226. 
42 De Voe, Anna Ella, 272. 
44 De Voe, Anna Boyce, 295. 
95,99 Devoe, Anna, 621. 

100 De Voe, Anna, 671. 
105 Devoe, Anna, 704. 
109 De Veau, Anna, 774. 
Ill, 113 De Veau, Anna, 789. 
143 de Vou, Anna, 940. 

171 De Voe, Anna Maria, Iig6. 
213 De Voe, Anna, 1501. 
217 De Voe, Anna, 1571. 
217 De Voe, Anna, 1576. 
21 De Veau, Annatje, in. 

147 De Voe, Annie, 1030. 
169 De Voe, Annie E., 1170. 

184 De Voe, Annie S.. 1247. 
21 Devoe, Anthony, 108. 

185 De Voe, Antoinette, 1265. 
4 de Vaux, Antonia, 6. 

191 De Voe, Arabella, 1298. 

174 De Voe, Archie N., 1084. 

19 De Voe, Ariaantie, 76. 

19, 27 De Voor, Arientie and Adrien- 

tie, 63. 
169, 170 De Voe, Armenia, 1183. 
193 De Voe, Armilla, 1339. 
42 De Voe, Arthur, 281. 
99 De Voe, Arthur Harkness, 653. 



147 De Voe, Arthur, 1045. 
206 De Voe, Artliur, 1392. 
215 De Voe, Arthur, 1530. 
44 De Voe, Asa, 309. 

212 De Voe, Asa Winans, I47<). 
ic)4 De Voe, Augusta L., 1342. 
211. 212 De Voe, Augusta, 145S. 

232, 235, 236 De Voe, Augusta Maria, 

6q De Voe, Augustus Appleby, 47S. 
80 De Voe, Augustus, 56S. 
139, 140 De Voe, Aulevia, 920. 
66 De Voe, Aulej- {or Alliday), 44S. 
i()i De Voe, Austin, 1309. 

213 De Voe, Austin, 1492. 

237, 23S De Veaux, Barnwell, 1625. 

49 De Voe, Benjamin, 402. 

50 De Voe, Benjamin, 560. 

104, 117 Devove, Benjamin (6S6'), 692. 

113 De Veau, Benjamin, 820. 

124, 126 Davoue, Benjamin Arrison, 

165, 186, 1S7, igi De Voe, Benjamin, 

Dr., 1121. 
182 De Voe, Benjamin, 1227. 
186, 187 De Voe, Beni:iiniii Rush, 


191 De Voe, Benjamin, 1306. 

192 De Voe, Benjamin, 1321. 
ig2, 193 De Voe, Benjamin, 1323. 
42 De Voe, Bertha Emily, 27S. 

4 de Vaux, Bertram, 2. 
4 de Vaux, Bertrahd, 12. 
148 De Voe, Bessie, 1054. 
122, 127 Davoue, Bethiah, 894. 
13, 14 De Veaux, Capt., 40. 
107 De Voe, Cara A., 745. 

209 De Voe, Carl Edgar, 1413-2. 
184 De Voe, Carnice E., 1242. 

210 De Voe, Carol (or Charles), 141 5. 
25 Devoe, Caroline, 125. 

44 De Voe, Caroline, 319. 
98 De Voe, Caroline, 637. 

98 Devoe, Caroline, 638. 

99 De Voe, Caroline Adele, 656. 
107 De Veau, Caroline, 742. 

115 De Veau, Caroline Matilda, S57. 

172 De Voe, Caroline, 1206. 

214, 215 De Voe, Caroline, 1520. 

206 De Voe, Carrie, 1397. 

212, 213 De Voe, Carrie L., 14S1. 

17 De Vos, Catalina, 47. 

19, 20 De Voe, Catharine, 75. 

20 De Voe, Catharine, Si. 

20 De Vou, Catharine, 88. 

2r Devoe, Catharine, 120. 

25, 26 Devon, Catharine, 133. 

27 Devoe, Catharine, 151. 

36, 45 De Vouw, Catharine, 214. 

36 de Vouw, Catharine, 219. 

41 De Voe, Catharine, 235. 

41 De Voe, Catharine, 242. 

42 De Voe, Catharine, 254. 
43, 44 De Voe, Catharine, 290. 
44 De Voe, Catharine H., 299. 
46 De Voe, Catharine, 352. 

47, 48 De Voe, Catharine Lavina, 3S1. 

80 De Voe, Catharine Eliza, 559. 

80 De Voe, Catharine, 561. 

106 Deveau, Catharine Ann, 72S. 

T06 De Veau, Catharine Ann, 732. 

113 De Veau, Catharine, 81S. 

143 De Voe, Catharine, 972. 

T45 Devoe, Catharine, 991. 

145 Devoe, Catharine, 1003. 

145 De Voe, Catharine R., 1009. 

146, 147 De Voe, Catharine Ward, 

148 De Voe, Catharine, 1052. 

160 De Voo, Catharine, 1086. 

161 De Voe, Catharine Henrietta, 
1 103. 

169 De Voe, Catharine, 1157. 
172 De Voe, Catharine, 1201. 

213 De Voe, Catharine E., i486. 

214 De Voe, Catliarine, 1506. 
216, 219 De Voe, Catharine, 1554. 

217 De Voe, Catharine, 1569. 

218 Devoe, Catharine, 1582. 
204 De Voe, Catliarine, 1604. 
237 Deveaux, Catharine, 1627. 
240 De Veaux, Catharine L., 1635. 



4 de Vaux, Cecilia, 8. 

26 De Voe, Celestla A., 144. 
20 De Voe, Celia, 87. 

27 De Voe, Charit}', 166. 

69 De Voe, Charily Farringion, 480. 
119, 122 De Veau, Charit}', 8S7. 

25 Devoe, Charles, 123. 

26 De Voe, Charles M., 141. 
41 De Voe, Charles, 248. 

47 De Voe, Charles Terry, 375. 

47 De Voe, Charles, 384. 

67 De Voe, Charles Edwin, 463. 

69 De Voe, Charles H., 4S2. 

72, 73 De Voe, Charles Henry, 507. 

78 Devoe, Charles Henry, 536. 

87, 88 Devoe, Charles, 610. 

95, 96, 97, 99 Devoe, Charles, 620. 

97 De Voe, Charles, Jr., 625. 

98 Devoe, Charles, 641. 

98 De Voe, Charles Smiih, 645. 

107 De Veau, Charles Henry, 741. 

112 De Veau, Charles, 815. 

114 De Veau, Charles Hawley, S31. 

141 De Voe, Charles, 937. 

144 De Voe, Charles C, 989. 

168 De Voe, Charles, 1143. 

169 De Voe, Charles M., 1173. 
185 De Voe, Charles, 1262. 

187 De Voe, Charles Horatio, 12S4. 
192 De Voe, Charles, 1320. 

210 De Voe, Charles or Carol, 1415. 
211, 213 De Voe, Charles, 1445. 

211 De Voe, Charles, 1456. 
213 De Voe, Charles, 1488. 
217 De Voe, Charles, 1562. 
147 De Voe, Charlie, 1034. 
79, 81 De Voe, Charlotte, 552. 

139 Devoe, Charlotte Eveline, 918. 

150 De Voe, Charlotte Louise, 1072. 

168 De Voe, Charlotte, 1145. 

185 De Voe, Charlotte, 1266. 

loi De Voe, Chauncey, 681. 

34,49 De Voo, Christina, 196. 

10 Devorax, Christopher, 24. 

44 De Voe, Christopher, 313. 

211, 213 De Voe, Christopher, 1436. 

108 De Veau, Clara B., 770. 
149 De Voe, Clara, 1065. 
212 De Voe, Clara, 1463. 

43 De Voe, Clarence, 286. 
107 De Voe, Clarence, 747. 
114 De Veau, Clifford, 841. 
27 Devoe, Coenraet, 157. 
Ill, 115 De Veau, Coles, 793. 
14 du Vaux, Colonel, 42. 

44 De Voe, Cora, 324. 

107 De Veau, (Cara or) Cora A., 745. 

141 De Voe, Cora, 934. 

116, 117 Deveau, Cordelia E., 874. 

213 De Voe, Cordelia, 1490. 

98 Devoe, Cornelia, 639. 

106 Deveau, Cornelia Mitchell, 722. 

116 Deveau, Cornelia, S64. 

147 De Voe, Cornelia, 1033. 

163, 164 De Voo, Cornelia L., mo. 

i6g, 170 De Voe, Cornelia, 1177. 

182, 190 De Voe, Cornelia, 1229. 

185 De Voe, Cornelia Elizabeth, 1253. 

185 De Voe, Cornelia, 1267. 

187, 188 De Voe, Cornelia Marion, 

216 De Voe, Cornelia, 1547. 
25, 26 Devoe, Cornelius, 132, 
35 De Voo, Cornelius, 204. 
41 De Voe, Cornelius, 239. 
85, 94, 95 De Voe, Cornelius, 590. 
147 De Voe, Cornelius Frank, 1038. 
210 de Veaux, Cornelius, 1416. 

210 De Voe, Cornelius, 1428. 
211, 212 De Voe, Cornelius, 1441. 

211 De Voe, Cornelius, 1451. 
216,218 De Voe, Cornelius, 1542. 

216 De Voe, Cornelius, 1546. 

217 De Voe, Cornelius, 1568. 
217 De Voe, Cornelius, 1578. 
41 De Voe, Cornite B., 245. 

10 de Vaux, Count, 28. 

11 de Vaux, Count, 36. 
II De Vaux, Count, 37. 
44 De Voe, Cynthia, 311. 
20, 21 Devoe, Daniel, 104. 
27 Devoe, Daniel, 160. 



33, 210 de Vaux, Daniel, 1S5. 

34 De Voo, Daniel, 19S. 
36 de Vouw, Daniel, 221. 

52, 55, 61, 84, 85 Devoe, D.iniel, 411. 

86 De Voe, Daniel, 421. 

60, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 136, 137, 

138 de Veaux (De Vooe), Daniel, 

63, 64, 82 De Voe, Daniel, 438. 
66 Devoe, Daniel, 446. 

85, 86 De Vouw, Daniel, Jr., 589. 
86 Devoe, Daniel, 59S. 

86, 87 De Voe, Daniel, 3d, 608. 

104. 105 Devaue (Devove), Daniel, 

105, io6 De Voe, Daniel, 705. 

106 De Voe, Daniel Golden, 712 2. 

108 De Veau, Daniel, 755. 

109 De Veau, Daniel, 782. 

112 De Veau (Devoe), Daniel, 81 1. 

112 De Veau, Daniel, Jr., 817. 

139 Devoe, Daniel, 917. 

139 De Voe, Daniel J , 927. 

147 De Voe, Daniel Megie, 1022. 

147 De Voe, Daniel Megie, Jr., 1042. 

167 De Voe, Daniel Tompkins, 1124. 

168 De Voe, Daniel, 1142. 
168 De Voe, Daniel W., 1152. 

1S5, 186 De Voe, Daniel Shaw, 1255. 

185 De Voe, Daniel D., 126S. 

178, 179, 187, 188, 190 De Voe, Daniel 

Elijah, 12S2. 
210 de Veaux, Daniel, 1420. 
210 De Veaux, Daniel, 1429. 
18 du Four, David, 49. 
ig, 20 De Voor, David, 60. 
28, 53 De Voor, David, 53. 
25 Devoe, David, 121. 

27 Devoe, David, 163. 

28 Devoe, David, 169. 

28, 29 Devoe (Devoore), David, 175. 
32 Devoor, David, 183. 

35 De Voo, David, 201. 

35, 46 de Vouw, David, 225. 
43,44 De Voe, David, 2S8. 
44 De Voe, David, 300. 

46, 48 De Voe, David, 355. 
48 De Voe, David, 392. 
48 De Voe, David, 395. 
60 de Veaux, David, 428. 
139 De Voe, David W., 926. 
203 De Voe, David, 1367. 
210 de Veanx, David, 1424. 
210 de Veaux, David, 1426. 

210 De Voe, David, 1432. 

211 De Voe, David, 1435. 
211 De Voe, David, Jr., 1440. 

211 De Voe, David D.. I44(). 

212 De Voe, David, 1470. 
214 De Voe, David, 1504. 

215, 216 Devew, David, 1531. 
216 De Voe, David, 1532. 

216, 218 De Voe, David, 1535. 

216 De Voe, David, 1538. 
216, 217 De Voe, David, 1555. 

217 De Voe, David, 1564. 
217 De Voe, David, 1574. 
219 De Voe, David, 1598. 

211, 212 De Voe, Delavan, 1460. 

72, 73 De Voe, Dennis Valentine, 510. 

52, 58, 59 DeVeaux, Dinah, 415. 

20 De Voe, Dirk, 82. 

31 De Voor, Doretlia, 178. 

163, 164 De Voi), Dorothy, 1106. 

193 De Voe, Dorr, 1337. 

193 De Voe, Dwight D., 1333. 

52, 56 De Voose, Easter, Esther, or 
Hester, 408. 

194 Devoe, Edgar (A.), 1349. 

73 De Voe, Edmund Mixsell, 517. 

42 De Voe, Edward, 275. 

43 De Voe, Edward L., 283. 

79 De Voe, Edward Cromwell, 544. 

107 De Veau, Edward Augustus, 740. 

107 De Veau, Edward Clarence, 747. 

109 De Veau, Edward, 777. 

113 De Veau, Edward, 819. 

117 Deveau, Edward Johnson, 877. 

141 De Voe, Edward, 986-2. 

147, 148 De Voe, Edward Charles, 

172 De Voe, Edward, 1209. 



09 De Voc, Edwin, 650. 

168 De Voe, Edwin F., 1160. 

169 De Voe, Edwin Forrest, 116S. 
213 De Voe, Edwin, 1485. 

219 De Voe, Edwin, 1592. 

95, loi Devoe, Effy (or Eupheniia), 

64, 79 De Voe, Elanor, 436. 
82 Devoe, Elanor, 580. 
216 De Voe, Elanor, 1537. 

220 De Voe, Elanor, 1610. 

73 De Voe, Eleanor Ann, 515. 
193 De Voe, Elenor, 1334. 
191 De Voe, Eli, 1288. 
203, 204, 205 De Voe, Eli, 1369. 

44 De Voe, Elias T., 312. 
Ill, 115 Davoue, Elias, 794. 
115 De Veaii, Elias, 859. 

183 De Voe, Eiever T., 1236. 

3 de Vaux, Elie, 4. 

Ill, 114 Davoue, Elijali, 791. 

113 De Veau, Elijah. S21. 
114, 115 De Veau, Elijah, S27. 

114 De Veau, Elijah, 849. 

165, 176,177, 178, 179, 180, 181. 182 De 

Voe, Elijah, 1120. 
183, 184 De Voe, Elijah, 1234. 
191, 193 De Voe, Elijah, 1292. 
193 De Voe, Elijah, 1341. 
203, 206 Da Voe, Elijah, 1371. 

45 De Voe, Eliza, 345. 

67 De Voe, Eliza Jane, 457. 

115 De Veau, Eliza, S62. 
143 De Voe, Eliza, 969. 
148 De Voe. Eliza, 1053. 
148, 150 De Voe, Eliza, io6r. 

203 De Voe, Eliza, 1368. 

204 De Voe, Eliza, 1383. 
208, 209 De Voe, Eliza. 1410. 
216 De Voe, Eliza, 1551. 
219 De Voe, Eliza, 1593. 

19, 27 De Voor, Elizabeth, 65. 
20 De Voe. Elizabeth, So. 

20 De Voe, Elizabeth, 94. 

21 Devoe, Elizabeth. 109. 
25, 26 Devoe, Eliz.ibetli, 130. 

27 Devoe, Elizabeth, 161. 

28 Devoe, Elizabeth, 172. 
28 De Voe, Elizabeth, 174. 
35 De Voe, Elizabeth, 208. 
35 Devoe, Elizabeth, 209. 
35 Devoe, Elizabeth, 212. 
35 De Voo, Elizabeth, 208. 
42 De Voe, Elizabeth, 258. 
42 De Voe, Elizabeth, 262. 
42 De Voe, Elizabeth, 277. 
44 De Voe, Elizabeth, 308. 
46 De Voe, Elizabeth, 353. 
69, 72 De Voe, Elizabeth, 493. 
79,81 De Voe, Elizabeth, 553. 
81 De V'oe, Elizabeth. 572. 

85 Devoe, Elizabeth. 58S. 
95, 97 Devou, Elizabeth. 61S. 
97, 98 De Voe, Elizabeth, 629. 
loi, 108 De Voe, Elizabeth. 676. 
105, io3 Devoe, Elizabeth (694), 696. 
io3, 109 De Veau, Elizabeth, 765. 
Ill, 113 De Veau, Elizabeth, 788. 
114, 115 De Veau, Elizabeth, S25. 
115 De Veau, Elizabeth Wyse, 858. 
139, 141 Devoe, Elizabeth Ann, 922. 
142, 144 Devoe, Elizabeth, 950. 
145, 150 Devoe, Elizabeth, 997. 
146 De Voe, Elizabeth, ion. 
147, 148 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1041. 
165, 176 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1118. 
168, 169 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1164. 
172 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1202. 

172 De Voe, Elizabeth Ann, 1204. 

173 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1215. 
183 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1232. 
183 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1237. 

186, 187 De Voe, Elizabeth Bevier, 

192 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1316. 
201, 207 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1359. 
214 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1517. 
218, 219 De Voe, Elizabeth, 1588. 
3 De Vaux, Eloi Michel, i. 
148 De Voe, Eloise, 1046. 
192 De Voe, Eloise Sarah, 1314. 
204 De Voe, Eloise, 1389. 



106 De Voe, Ella Josephine, 717. 
78 De Voe, Ella (or Alliday), 44S. 
114 De Voe, Ella, S34. 

219 De Voe, Ella, 1600. 
82 De Voe, Ellanor, 5S0. 

43 De Voe, Ellen V., 282. 

220 De Voe, Ellen, 1613. 
149 De Voe, Elmiia, 1067. 
34, 36 De Voo, Elsie, 193. 
212 De Voe, Elsie, 146S. 
214 De Voe, Elsie, 1507. 
213, 214 De Voe, Elsil, 1496. 
183 De Voe, Elzever T., 1236. 
108 De Veau, Emeline, 757. 
108 De Veau, Emeline, 761. 
116 Deveau, Emeline, 869. 
220, 221 Devoe, Emeline, 1609. 

44 De Voe, Emily, 315. 

47 De Voe, Emily Rebecca, 370. 
77 De Voe, Emily, 528. 
147 De Voe, Emily, 1025. 
169, 170 De Voe, Emily, 1181. 

46 De Voe, Emma, 358. 
49 De Voe, Emma, 401. 

72 De Voe, Emma Francis, -5 13. 

73 De Voe, Emma Fiances, 520. 
77 De Voe, Emma Louisa, 521. 
80 De Voe, Emma, 565. 

99 De Voe, Emma Adelu, 651. 
147, 148 De Voe, Emma, 1040. 
168 De Voe, Emma, 1146. 
185 De Voe, Emma, 1264. 
214 De Voe, Emma, 1528. 

217 De Voe, Emma, 1573. 

218 De Voe, Emma Ann, 1589 2. 
185 De Voe, Enos, 1263. 

36, 38 De Voe, Esther (or Hester), 227. 
52, 56 De Voe, Esther (or Hester), 408. 

103 De Voe, Ester (or Hester), 687. 

104 Devove, Ester, 6()3. 

99 De Voe, Eihele Margarite, 655. 

47 De Voe, Eugene Augustus, 373. 
106 Deveau, Eugene Morgan, 720. 
106 De Veau, Eugene Morgan, Jr., 

204 De Voe, Eugene, 13SS. 

20 De Voe, Eva, 79. 

212 De Voe, Eva Ann, 1467. 

73 De Voe, .Florence Eleanor, 518. 

213 Devoe, Flory, 1483. 

46, 48 De Voe, Frances Henrietta, 367 
77 De Voe, Frances Helen, 523. 
240 De Veaux, Frances Ann, 1636. 

80 De Voe, Frances Jane, 564. 
4 de Vaux, Francis, 3. 

II de Veau, Francois, 32. 

107 De Veau, Frank Lcavaitt, 748. 

iq8 De Veau, Frank Livingston, 754. 

168 De Voe, Frank, 1150. 

172 De Voe, Frank, 1210. 

206 De Voe, Frank (1395), 1396. 

42 De Voe, Frank Quinlan, 279. 

194 De Voe, Frank H., 1350. 

81 De Voe, Franklin P., 575. 
108, 109 De Veau, Franklin, 766. 
109 De Veau, Franklin, 778. 

191 De Voe, Franklin, 1304. 
27 Devoe, Frederick, 165. 
41 De Voe, Frederick, 243. 

41 De Voe, Frederick, 244. 

42 De Voe, Frederick B., 280. 

44 De Voe, Frederick, 322. 

45 Dc Voe, Frederick, 340. 

50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 59, 210, 222 de Veaux, 

Frederick, 405. 
52, 54, 55, 60, 62, 63, 139, 165 Devoose 

(De Voe), Frederick, Jr., 410. 
60, 61, 62, 63, 64 De Voe, Frederick, 

64, 79 De Voe, Frederick, Jr., 437. 

66, 67 De Voe, Fredeiick, 444. 

67, 77 Devoe, Frederick William, 475. 
77 De Voe, Frederick William, 524. 
95, 96, 99, 100 Devoe, Frederick, 622. 

99 De Voe, Frederick Ryer, 649. 

99, 100 De Voe, Frederick Mortimer, 

100 De Voe, Frederick Mortimer, 665. 
100 De Voe, Frederick M., 669. 

100 De Voe, Frederick, 674. 
103, 118, 120, 121, 122 Devoves, Frede- 
rick, 685. 



108 De Veau, Frederick Clinton, 772. 

109 De Veau, Frederick, 776. 

iig, 122, 123, 124, 125 De Veau, Frede- 
rick, 889. 
124, 125 Davoue, Frederick, Jr.. S96. 
142 de Vou, Frederick, 938. 
142 Devoe, Frederick, 945. 

142 Devoe, Frederick, 954. 

143 De Voe, Frederick, 985-2. 

158, i6r, 163 De Voo, Frederick, 10S2. 
165, 173 De Voe, Frederick, 1115. 

167, 168 De Voe, Frederick, 1125. 

168, 169 De Voe, Frederick G., 1155. 
169 De Voe, Frederick, 1161. 

172 De Voe, Frederick B., 1203. 
173. 174. 175 De Voe, Frederick A., 

203 De Voe, Frederick, 1365. 

204 De Voe, Frederick, 1380. 
206 De Voe, Frederick, 1395. 
208, 209 De Voe, Frederick, 1412. 
223, 239 de Veaux, Frederick, i5i6. 
239 De Veau.x, Frederick, Jr., 1628. 

239 De Veaux, Frederick, 1632. 
242 De Veaux, Frederick, 1639. 

240 De Vou, Frederick, 1643. 
122, 127 Davoue, Gabriel, 895. 
216 De Voe, Gabriel, 1539. 

5 de Vaux, Garin, 15. 

ig, 20 De Voe, Geerlruy, 70. 

20 De Voe, George, 96. 

20, 21 De Voe, George, 103. 

43 De Voe, George, 261. 

49 De Voe, George L., 397. 

67, 77 De Voe, George Washingion, 

69 De Voe, George Albert, 495. 
71 De Voe, George Washington, 526. 
99, 100 De Voe, George, 657. 
100 De Voe, George Nicholas, 664. 
100 De V^oe, George Nicholas, Jr., 

106 Deveau, Geoige Williams, 723. 
106, 107 Deveau, George H.. 727. 
112 De Veau, George, 812. 
112 De Veau, George, 816. 

114 De Veau, George, 836. 

141 De Voe, George, 936. 

143, 144 De Voe, George C., 984. 

147 De Voe, George Washington, 

14S, 149 De Voe, George Washington, 

149 De Voe, George Washington, 

151 De Voe, George, 1075. 
r6o De Voo, George W., 1093. 
160 Devoe, George, 1099. 
169 De Voe, George, 1174. 
185, 1S6 De Voe, George W., 1259. 
187 De Voe, George Clark, 12S7. 
193 De Voe, George, 1327. 
193 De Voe, George W., 1332. 
204 De Voe, George, 1384. 
217 De Voe, George, 1563. 
139 De Voe, Georgiana, 928. 

20 De Voe, Gerardus, 93. 
184 De Voe, Gertia R., 1243. 
73 De Voe, Gertrude, 516-2. 
216 De Voe, Gertrude, 1543. 
216 De Voe, Gertrude, 154S. 
216, 218 De Voe, Gertrude, 1550. 
46, 48 De Voe, Gilbert, 365. 
213, 214 De Voe, Gilbert, 1494. 
212 Devoe, Giles Henry, 1480. 
19 De Voor, Glaude, 55. 

72 De Voe, Grace Duncan, 503. 
106 De Veau, Grace, 736. 
193 De Voe, Grace, 1330. 
214 De Voe, Hamilton, 1505. 
99 De Voe, Hampton, 654. 

21 Devoe, Hannah, 117. 
64,82 De Voe, Hannah, 439. 
82 Devoe, Hannah. 577. 

97, 99 De Voe, Hanna Maria, 631. 
98 Devoe, Hannah Maria, 644. 
105, 108 Devoe, Hannah (696), 698. 
108, 109 De Veau, Hannah L., 769. 
Ill De Veau, Hannah, 792. 

138 Devoe, Hannah, 908. 

139 Devoe, Hannah, 915. 
146 De Voe, Hannah, loio. 



163, 164 De Voo, Harmaii P., 1107. 

165 De Voe, Hannah, 1123. 

174 De Voe, Hannah Catliaiine, 1222. 

1S2 De Voe, Hannah, 1225. 

208 De Voe, Hannah Lavina, 1405. 

2ir, 213 De Voe, Hannah, 144S. 

211 De Voe, Hannah, 1457. 

214, 215 De Veaux, Haniiali, 1522. 

216 De Voe, Hannah, 1557. 
99 De Voe, Hard)- B,, 652. 

44 De Voe, Harriet F„ 318. 

45 De Voe, Harriet, 346. 

67 De Voe, Harriet Amelia. 472. 
69 De Voe, Harriet Elizabeth, 476. 
77 De Voe, Harriet Elizabeth, ^30. 

108 De Veau. Harriet. 763. 
124, 126 Davoue, Harriet, 902. 
171 De Voe, Harriet Emily, 1192. 
194 De Voe, Harriet A., 1345. 
203, 206 De Voe, Harriet, 1372. 

237 de Veaux, Harriet Barnwell, 1623. 

109 De Veau, Harry B . 773. 
192 De Voe, Hattebel, 1315. 

26 De Voe, Hattie, 139. 

27 Devoe, Heiltje, 153. 

26 De Voe, Helen Frances, 147. 
98 Devoe, Helen L., 642. 

108 De Veau, Helen M., 750. 

143 De Voe, Helen, 96S. 

186, 187 De Voe, Helen Antoinette, 

206 De Voe, Helen B., 1393. 
206 De Veaux, Helen, 1427. 
211, 214 De Voe. Helen, 1438. 
213 De Voe, Helen (A.), 1491. 
97, 99 De Voe, Helena, 632. 
210 de Veaux, Hendrick, 1417. 
80 De Voe, Henrietta Matilda, 557. 
106 Deveau, Henrietta D., 71S. 
147 De Voe, Henrietta, 102S. 

217 De Voe, Henrietta, 1575. 
17 De Vos, Henry, 45. 

27 Devoe, Henry, 167. 

69 De Voe, Henry Garner, 4S6. 
77 De Voe, Henry Meyer, 529. 
79,81 De Voe, Henry P., 555. 

Sr Dc Voe, Henry F., 574. 

125 Davoue, Henry Fanning, 904. 

125 Davoue, Henrj-, 906-2. 

142, 143 Devoe, Henry, 958. 

143 De Voe, Heniy, 965. 

143 De Voe, Henry, 973. 

145 De Voe, Henry, 999. 

148, 149 De Voe, Henry Harrison, 

i68 De Voe, Henry, 1147. 
16S De Voe, Henry, 114S. 
171 De Voe, Henry, 1187. 
192, 193 De Voe, Henry J., 1325. 
194 De Voe, Henry L., 1343. 
203, 204 De Voe, Henry, 1363. 
204 De Voe, Henry, 1382. 
212 De Voe, Henry, 1473. 
214 De Voe, Henry, 1513. 
42 De Voe, Herbert, 269. 
34 De Vouw, Hester, 1S8. 
36, 38 Devoues, Hester (or Esther), 


41 De Voe, Hester, 234. 

42 De Voe, Hester, 257. 
56 de Veaux, Hester, 408. 
60 de Veaux, Hester, 425. 
81 De Voe, Hester, 569. 
85 Devoe. Hester, 587. 
86, gi Devoe, Hester, 603. 

104, 117 Devaux, Hester (or Ester) 

(690), 693. 
119, 122 De Veau, Hester, 888. 

138, 140 Devoe, Hester, 914. 

139, 141 De Voe, Hester, 919. 
141 De Voe, Hester, 933. 
165,176 De Voe, Hester, 1116. 
1S3 De Voe, Hester B., 1239. 

115 De Veau, Hetty Margaret, 853. 
185 De Voe, Hetty, 1271. 

43 De Voe, Hickman, 285. 
26 De Voe, Hiram P., 143. 
48, 49 De Voe, Hiram, 393. 
108 De Voe, Hiram, 752. 
183 De Voe, Horace, 1231. 
4 de Vaux, Hyeronymus, 5. 

42 De Voe, Ida Mannetta, 273. 



47 De Voe, Ida, 37S. 

147 De Voe, Ida Lansing, 1036. 

109 De Veau, Inez, 775. 

149 De Voe, lola, 1066. 

73 De Voe, Ira Reed, 519-2. 

171 De Voe, Ira, 1191. 

184 De Voe, Ira B., 1245. 

19, 20 De Voe, Isaac, 73. 

20 De Voe, Isaac, 85. 

20 De Voe, Isaac, 92. 

21 De Voe, Isaac, iiS. 

36, 46 de Vouw, Isaac, 224. 
36 De Voe, Isaac, 230. 
42, 43 De Voe, Isaac, 252. 
44 De Voe, Isaac, 302. 
46 De Voe, Isaac, 354. 

46 De Voe, Isaac, Jr., 361. 

47 De Voe, Isaac, 376. 

66 De Voe, Isaac, 443. 

67 De Voe, Isaac, 459. 
67, 69 De Voe, Isaac, 466. 

69 De Voe, Isaac Walton, 481. 
69 De Voe, Isaac Walton, 487. 
72, 73 De Voe, Isaac Brown, 512. 
86, 87, 93, 94, 96 Devoe, Isaac, 606. 
112 De Veau, Isaac, 810. 
117 Deveau, Isaac, 878. 
138, 139 Devoe, Isaac, 911. 
167, 169 De Voe, Isaac, 1127. 
167, 168 De Voe, Isaac L., 1136. 
169 De Voe, Isaac, 1184. 
204, 205 De Voe, Isaac N., 1390. 
210 De Voe, Isaac, 1431. 
211, 214 De Voe, Isaac, 1439. 
211, 214 De Voe, Isaac, 1452. 
213, 214 De Voe, Isaac H., 1500. 
214 De Voe, Isaac, 1508. 
214 De Voe, Isaac, jr., 1512. 
214 De Voe, Isaac, 1518. 
218, 219 De Voe, Isaac, 1583. 

219 De Voe, Isaac, Jr., 1594. 

220 De Voe, Isaac, 1602. 
4 de Vaux, Isabella, 7. 
4 de Vaux, Isabella, 11. 

46, 48 De Voe, Isabella, 364. 
149 De Voe, Isabella, 106S. 

115 De Veau, Isadore, 850. 
185 De Voe, Izora O. F., 1257. 

20 De Voe, Jacob, 101. 

21 Devoe, Jacob, 116. 
27 Devoe, Jacob, 159. 

36, 43 de Vouw, Jacob, 217. 
36, 43 De Voe, Jacob, 231. 

42, 43 De Voe, Jacob, 256. 

43 De Voe, Jacob, 289. 

44 De Voe, Jacob, 298. 

46, 47 De Voe, Jacob, 363. 

47, 48 De Voe, Jacob N., 383. 
52, 56 Devoe, Jacob, 406. 
142, 143 Devoe, Jacob, 959. 
143 Devoe, Jacob, 962. 

143 De Voe, Jacob Frederick, 966. 

163 Devoo, Jacob R , 11 11. 

184, 185, 190 De Voe, Jacob Stroud, 

211, 212 Devoe, Jacob, 1442. 
52, 222, 239 de Veaux, Jacob, Sen., 1054. 
214 De Voe, Jacob, 1511. 
223, 237 De Veaux, Jacob, 1618. 
237 de Veaux, Jacob, Jr., 1626. 
210 de Veaux, Jacobus, 1421. 
25, 26 Devoe, James, 134. 
26 Devoe, James, 145. 
41 De Voe, James Briggs, 240. 
41 De Voe, James B. , 250. 

43, 44 De Voe, James, 294. 
44 De Voe, James, 296. 

44 De Voe, James, Jr., 306. 
44 De Voe, James H., 314. 
47 De Voe, James Harvey. 371. 

66, 78, 79 De Voe, James, 449. 
66 De Voe, James, 454. 

67, 72 De Voe, James, 46S. 

72 De Voe, James Frederick, 506. 

78 Devoe, James, 532. 

79, 80 De Voe, James, 547. 

80 De Voe, James William, 558. 

loi De Voe, James W., 677. 

104, no Devaue, James (692), 690. 

106 De Voe, James Wilsey, 711. 

106 De Voe, James, 713. 

no De Veau, James, 784. 



III De Veau, James, 787. 

115 De Veau, James, S63. 

116 Deveau, James Abel, 866. 

116 Deveau. James Abel, 872. 

117 Deve;ui, Jaims A., 675. 

124. 126 Davoiie, James Burkle)-, 899. 

142. 143 Devoe, James, 953. 

143 Devoe, James, 963. 

14S De Voe, James Saigeiu, 1047. 

14S De Voe, James, 1055. 

170 De Voe, James Basley, 11S6. 

171 De Voe, James Henry, 1193. 
171 De Voe, James Augustus. 1198. 
173 De Voe, James, 1218. 

213 De Voe, James, 14S9. 

216, 217 De Voe, James, 1541). 

217 De Voe, James. 1567. 

217 De Voe, James, 1580. 

220 Devoe, James, 1603. 

223 De Veaux, James, 1615. 

241 De Veaux, James, 1637. 

25, 27 Devoe, Jane, 136. 

28, 29, 30 Devoe, Jane (or lannetie), 

42 De Voe, Jane, 259. 

45 De Voe, Jane, 342. 

46 De Voe, Jane, 351. 

47 De Voe, fane Maria, 382. 
66, 79 De Voe, Jane, 451. 

79 De Voe, Jane, 549. 

82 Devoe, Jane, 582. 

106, 107 Deveau, Jane Eliza, 725. 

114 De Veau, Jane Elizabetli, S29. 

114 De Veau, Jane, 837. 

142, 144 Devoe, Jane, 949, 

142, 143 De Voe, Jane, 951. 

14S De \'oe, Jane Ann, 1049. 

167, 169 De \'oe, Jane, 1126. 

169 De Voe, Jane, 1175. 

209 De Voe, Jane Ann, 1412-2. 

220, 221 Devoe, Jane, 1606. 

19, 27 De Voor, Jannetje (or janneiie), 

20 De Voe, Jannetje, 91. 
19, 27 De Voe, Jannetje, 74. 
20 Devoe, Jannette, 105. 

28, 30 Devoe, Jannetie, 170. 

210 de Veaux, Jannetje, 1419. 

148, 150 De Voe, jared Goodheart, 

105 Dcvue, Jasper, 700. 
169 De V(je, Jasper, 1172. 

5 de \'eau, Jean, 13. 

6 de Vaux, lean, 17. 
6 de Veau, [can, 18. 

18 du Four, Jean (or John), 50. 
103 Devaux, Jean (or John), 6S3. 
171 De Voe, Jeannett, 1194. 

30, 31 Devoor, Jelante (Yetlaiitis, or 

Doretha), 178. 
Ill De Veau, Jemima, 802. 
116 Deveau, Jemima Elizabetli, 865. 
191 De Voe, Jemima, 1294. 
191 De Voe, Jemima, 1299. 

26 De Voe, Jennie, 138. 
98 De Voe, Jennie, 636. 
193 De Voe, Jennie, 1331. 
21,25 Devoe, Jeremiah, 113. 
204 De Voe, Jeremiali, 1376. 
42 De Voe, Jessie Emma, 266. 
69 De Voe, Jessie, 501. 

191 De Voe, Jesse, 1289. 

192 De Voe, Jesse, 1311. 
20 De Voe, Johannes, 84. 

27 Devoe, Johannes, 158. 

210, 215 de Veaux, Johannes, 1418. 
10 Devorax, John, 23. 

19 De Voor, John, 52. 
19 De Voor, John, 58. 

19 De Voe, John, 69. 

20 De Voe, John, 77. 
20 De Voe, John, go. 

20 De Voe, John (or Johan) Ernst, 


21, 25 Devoe, John, 114. 

25 Devoe, John, 129. 

25, 26 De Voe, John, 537. 

26 De Voe, John H,, 140. 

27 De Voe, John, 155. 
27 De Voe, John, 149. 
27 Devoe, John D., 162. 

28, 30, 31 Devoe, John(Johannes), 171. 



30, 31 De Voor, John, Jr., 179. 

31, 32 Devoor, John, Jr., 181. 
31, 32 Devoor, John, 3d, 182. 

34 De Vouw, John, 187. 
34, 36 De Voo, John, 195. 

35 De Voo, John, 203. 

36, 45 de Vouw, John, 218. 

36, 42 De Voe, John, 229. 

42 De Voe, John, 260. 

42 De Voe, John Alexander, 267. 

42 De Voe, John Herbert, 274. 

43 De Voe, John, 292. 
45 De Voe, John, 328. 
45 De Voe, John, 343. 

45 De Voe, John, 34S. 

46 De Voe, John, 350. 
55 Devooise, John, 419. 

61, 152, 153, 15S, 160, 195 De Voo, 

John (or Johannas), 430. 
61, 63, 64, 65, 66 De Voe, John, 435. 

66, 67, 68 Devoe, John, 445. 
67 De Voe, Jolin, 458. 

67, 77 De Voe, John Appleby, 473. 
69 De Voe, John Mixsell, 485. 

78 Devoe, John, 534. 

78 Devoe, John Lewis, 540. 

SSi 93. 94. 95. 9^ Devoe, John, 596. 

86, 87 Devoe, John, 601. 

87, 91 De Voo, Jol)n B., 612. 
95, 96, loi Devoe, John, 624. 
99, 100 De Voe, John, 660. 
loi De Voe, John H., 680. 

103, 117 Devaux, John (681), 683. 

105, 106 De Voe, John A. {705), 707. 

107 De Veau, John A., Jr., 730. 

107 De Veau, John, 737. 

109 De Veau, John, 783. 

no, 114, 115 De Veau, Capt. John D., 

114 De Veau, John Warren, 833. 

114 De Veau, John, 843. 

115 De Veau, John Gilbert, S56. 

116 Deveau, John L., 870. 

124, 126 Davoue, John Buchanan, 900. 
138. 139 Devoe, John, 913. 
141 De Voe, John H., 930. 

142, 151 de Vou, John, 944. 
142 De Voe, John, 948. 

142 Devoe, John, 955. 

143 De Voe, John, 970. 
143 De Voe, John, 977. 
145 De Voe, John, 995. 
145 Devoe, John, 1000. 
145 De Voe, John, 1006. 
147 De Voe, John, 1017. 
158, 159 De Voo, John, 1080. 
160 De Voo, John, 1085. 

160 De Voo, John, 1089. 

160 De Voo, John, 1092. 

160 De Voo, John Skillman, 1097. 

163 De Voo, John, 1104. 

165, 173 De Voe, John, 1114. 

167 De Voe, John, 1128. 

167, 168 De Voe, John A., 1135. 

168 De Voe, John, 1151. 

168, 169 De Voe, John, 1163. 

170 Devoe, John H., 1188. 

171 De Voe, John H., 1200. 

172 De Voe, John Greenwood, 1205. 

173 De Voe, John, 1219. 

185, 186 De Voe, John Watkins, 1252. 

191 De Voe, John, 1291. 

201, 202, 203 De Voe, John, 1358. 

203 De Voe, John, 1364. 

208, 209 De Voe, John, 1409. 

210 De Voe, John, 1425. 

210, 211 De Voe, John, Jr., 1430. 

211 De Voe, John D., 1444. 

211, 212 De Voe, John M., 1450. 
211 De Voe, John H., 1462. 

214 De Voe, Joini M., 1503. 
214 De Voe, John, 1509. 
216 De Voe, John D., 1534. 
216 De Voe, John, 1544. 

216 De Voe, John, 1552. 

217 De Voe, John, 1565. 
45 De Voe, Joseph, 341. 

52, 142 de Vou, Joseph, 416. 
106 De Veau, Joseph S. B., 721. 
108 De Veau, Joseph Mitchell, 756. 
108 De Veau, Joseph M., 764. 
Ill, 113 De Veau, Joseph, 790. 



114 De X'eaii, Joseph, S40. 

116 Deveau, Joseph Cole, S6S. 
116, 143 Deveau, Joseph Cole, 

142, 150 de \'ou, Joseph, Jr., 941. 
142 Devoe, Josepli, 946. 

142 Devoe, Joseph, 952. 

143 De \'oe, Joseph, 974. 

143 De Voe, Joseph Thomas, 976. 
145 Devoe, Joseph, 990. 
145 De Voe, Joseph, looi. 

145 De Voe, Joseph, 1005. 

171 De Voe, Joseph H., 1197. 

172 De Voe, Joseph, 1211. 

173 De Voe, Joseph, 1217. 
173 De Voe, Joseph M., 1220. 
106 De Voe, Josephine, 714. 

148, 149 De Voe, Josephine, 1060. 
16S De Voe, Josepliine, 1166. 
114 De Veau, Joshua, 823. 
114, 115 De Veau, Joshua, 844. 

117 De Veau, Joshua, S83. 

165, 166, 167 De Voe, Joshua, 11 13 

81 De Voe, Josie, 576. 

52, 55, 59 Devoe, Judith, 417. 

139, 141 De Voe, Julia Ann, 921. 

147 De Voe, Julia, 1035. 

169 De Voe, fulia S., 1169. 

192, 193 De Voe, Julia, 1324. 

213 De Voe, Julia Ann, 1497. 

232, 235 De Veaux, Julia, 1621. 

148, 149 De Voe, Juliana, 1059. 

106 Deveau, Justine A., 719. 

192 De Voe, Justine, 1317. 

10 Devoues, Katharine, 27. 

49 De Voe, Kate, 403. 

69 De Voe, Kate, 500. 

146 De Voe, Katie, 1012. 
218, 2ig De Voe, Laney, 1589. 
49 De Voe, Laura, 400. 

81 De Voe, Laura Jane, 571. 

143 De Voe, Laura, 983. 

185 De Voe, Laura Isidore, 125S. 

44 De Voe, Laurena, 305. 

47 De Voe, Margaret Lavina, 372. 

85 De Voe, Lavina, 593. 


208 De V'oe, Lavina, 1413. 
167, 172 De Voe, Lawrence, 1131. 
41, 42 De Voe, Leah, 237. 
52, 58 de V'eaux, Leah, 414. 
60 de \'eaux, Leah, 431. 

216 De Voe, Leah, 1549. 
42 De \'oe, Leander, 263. 

114, 115 De Veau, Leander, S47. 
215 De Voe, Lelia, 1529. 
20 De Voe, Lena, 78. 
36 De Voe, Lena, 232. 

85, 95 Devoe, Lena, 591. 
86 Devoe, Lena, 605. 
212 De Voe, Lena, 1464. 
48 De Voe, Leonard, 391. 
212 De Voe, Leonard, 1465. 
185 De Voe, Lesia, 1270. 

191 De Voe, Letitia, 1307. 

160 De Voe, Lettie Augusta, 1096. 

86, 87 Devoe, Letty, 600. 

143, 144 De Voe, Letiy Piicilla, 9S2. 
145 Devoe, Letty, 1004. 

217 De Voe, Letty, 1572. 
35 De Voo, Levi, 202. 
Ill De Veau, Levi, S03. 

iSo, 182, 183 De Voe, Levi, 1224. 

184 De Voe, Levi, 1244. 

78 Devoe, Lewis, 533. 

114, 115 De Veau, Lewis D., S46. 

98 De Voo, Lilian, 635. 

169 De Voe, Lilian, 1167. 

114, 115 De Veau, Lilly, 84S. 

147 De Voe, Lillie May, 1037. 

42 De Voe, Linson, 26S. 

149 De Voe, Lizzie Louisa, 1069. 

192 De Voe, Loietta, 1322. 
II de Veau, Louis, 30. 

II de Veau, Louis, Jr., 31. 
II, 12 de Veau, Louis Marie Made- 
line, 33. 
41 De Voe, Louis, 246. 
69, 72 De Voe, Louis Anthony, 499. 
72 De Voe, Louis Jardine, 504. 
108 De Veau, Louis B., 751. 
107 De Veau, Louisa, 738. 
141 De Voe, Louisa, 931. 



147 De Voe, Louisa, 1026. 

167, 168 De Voe, Louisa, 1137. 

168 De Voe, Louisa, 1140. 

185 De Voe, Louisa Jane, 1250. 

204 De Voe, Louisa, 1386. 

214 De Voe, Louisa, 1526. 

44 De Voe, Lucas, 316. 

214, 215 De Voe, Lucetta, 1524, 

107 De Veau, Lucille, 746. 

213 De Voe, Lucinda, 1498. 

117 Deveau, Lucretia, 876. 

69, 70 De Voe, Lucy Ann, 491. 

204 De Voe, Lucy, 1375. 

191, 193 De Voe, Luke B. , 1293. 

193 De Voe, Luticia, 1340. 

44 De Voe, Lydia M., 310. ■ 

45 De Voe, Lydia, 344. 

187 De Voe, Lydia Clark, 12S5. 
41 De Voe, Lysander, 241. 
12 de Vaux, M., 38. 
14 de Vaux, M. Cadet, 43. 

8 de Veau, M. M., 20. 

9 de Veaux, Mme., 21. 

35 De Voo, Magdaiena, 205. 

103, 127, 128 Deveaux (de Foue), Mag- 
dalene, 686. 

167, 168 De Voe, M.agdalena, 1133. 

211 De Voe, Magdaiena, 1443. 

67 De Voe, Maiinda, 456. 

206 De Voe, Mamora, 1391. 

182, 184, 188 De Voe, Manuel Gon- 
zales (Gonsaulus), 1226. 

185 De Voe, Manuel Gonsaules, 1274. 

203, 206 De Voe, Marella (or Marilln), 

20, 59 De Voor, Margaret, 59. 
25 Devoe, Margaret, 12S. 
28 Devoe, Margaret, 168. 
35 De Voo, Margaret, 200. 
35 Devoe, Margaret, 213. 
43 De Voe, Margaret, 284. 
47 De Voe, Margaret Lavina, 372. 
49 De Voe, Margaret Ann, 404. 
85 Devoe, Margaret, 594. 
86, 91 Devoe, Margaret, 602. 
87 De Voo, Margaret, 613. 

95,96 Devon, IVLargaret, 617. 

116 Deveau, Margaret L., 867. 

116 Deveau, Margaret L., 873. 

125 Davoue, Margaret Murdock, 907-2. 

139 Devoe, Margaret J., 929. 

143 Devoe, Margaret, 960. 

168 De Voe, Margaret, IT44. 

169 De Voe, Margaret, 11 56. 
168 De Voe, Margaret, 1159. 
193 De Voe, Margaret, 1328. 

207 De Voe, Margaret, 1399. 

208 De Voe, Margaret Elizabeth, 1403. 
211 De Voe, Margaret, 1455. 

2:2 De Voe, Margaret, 1477. 
213, 214 De Voe, Margaret, 1495. 
220,221 De Voe, Margaret, 1608. 

20 De Voe, Margarite, 100. 

21 Devoe, Margarite, 107. 
4 de Vaux, Maria, 10. 

20 De Voe, Maria, 86. 

20 De Voe, Maria, 95. 

21 Devoe, Maria, no. 
21 Devoe, Maria, 119. 
25 Devoe, Maria, 127. 
27 Devoe, Maria, 148. 
27 Devoe, Maria, 154. 

34, 36 De Voo, Maria, 192 

42 De Voe, Maria, 265. 

47 De Voe, Maria Theresa, 368. 

47,48 De Voo, Maria Louisa, 3S6. 

79, 81 De Voe, Maria, 551. 

80 De Voe, Maria, 562. 

81 De Voe, Maria Louisa, 573. 
87 De Voo, Maria, 614. 

97, 98 De Voe, Maria, 626. 
98 De Voe, Maria, 634. 
108, 109 De Veau, Maria. 767. 
119, 126 De Veau, Maria, 890. 
145, 146 Devoe, Maria, 993. 

146 De Voe, Maria Cornelia, 1014. 

147 De Voe, Maria, 1020. 

14S De Voe, Maria Woodruff, 104S. 
158 De Voo, Maria, 1079. 
163, 164 De Voo, Maria D., 1109. 
164 De Voe, Maria P., 1112. 
167, 16S De Voo, Maria, 1139. 



184 De Voe, Maria, 1240. 

igi De Voe, Maria. 1296. 

191 De Voe, Maria, 1310. 

208, 209 De Voe, Maria, 141 1. 

2ir De Voe, Maria D., 1447. 

211 De Voe, Maria E., 1453. 

213, 2r4 De Voe, Maria, 1499. 

214 De Voe, Maria Louisa, 1502. 

214 De \'oe, Maria, 1514. 

216, 217 De Voe, Maria, 1556. 

216 De Voe, Maria, 1558. 

218 De Voe, Maria, 1587. 

1S7 De Voe, Marianne, 1283. 

203 De Voe, Marilla, 1373. 

73 De Voe, Marion, 516. 

27 Devoe, Mariije, 156. 

19, 20 De \'oe, Marretje, 72. 

48 De Voe, Martha, 38S. 

106 De Voe, Martha Ann, 710. 

Ill De Veau, Martha, Soi. 

143 De Voe, Martha, 979. 

2i6 Devoe, Martha, 1559. 

220, 221 De Voe, Martha Ann, 1607. 

20 De Voe, Martimus, 89. 

44 Devoe, Martin H., 320. 
211, 212 De Voe, Martin, 1459. 
17 Devoe, Mary, 46. 

19 De Voor. Mary, 57. 

25 Devoe, Mary, 131. 

26 Devoe, Marj^ Jane, 146. 
35 De Voo, Mary, 206. 

35 Devoe, Mary, 21 r. 

36, 43, 45 de Voiiw, Marv, 223. 

42 De Voe. Marv, 253. 

42 De Voe, Mary Ann, 264. 

45 De Voe, Mary, 326. 

45 De Voe, Mary Ann, 339. 

46 De Voe, Mary, 359. 

47, 48 De Voe, Mary Eli/.abeih, 3S0. 

48 De Voe, Mary Melissa, 389. 

52, 58 de Veaux, Mary, 413. 

60 de Veaux, Mary, 429. 

64, 82 De Voe, Mary, 441. 

67 De Voe, Mary Adelia, 471. 

69 De Voe, Mary A., 483. 

69 De Voe, Mary Frances, 479. 

69, 72 De \'oe, Mary Louisa, 492. 
72, 73 De Voe, Mary Ehnor, 511. 

77 De Voe, Mary Frances, 522. 

78 Devoe, Mary Augusta, 537. 

79 De Voe, Mary Ann, 546. 
85, 95 Devoe, Mary, 592. 

98 De Voe, Mary C, 633-2. 

98 Devoe, Mary, 640. 

99 De Voe, Mary, 648. 
loi De Voe, Mary, 675- 

104, 105 Devaue, Mary, 688. 

105, 108 Devoe, Mary (695), 697. 
105, 107 Devoe, ALary {706), 708. 
106 De Voe, Mary Eliza, 716. 
108 De Veau, Mar}- Jane, 760. 
no De Veau, Mary Ann, 7S5. 

111 De Veau, Mary, 795. 

112 De Veau, Mary Elizabeth, 814. 
114, 115 De Veau, Mary, 826. 

115 De Veau, Mary, 861. 

117 De Veau, Mary Hester, 882. 

117 De Veau, Mary, 885. 

124, 126 Davoue, Mary Egbert, 901. 

138 Devoe, Mary, 909. 

142, 143 Devoe, Mary, 957. 

143 De Voe, Mar}', 971. 

143 De Voe, RLary Etta, 978. 

145 Devoe, Mary, 1002, 

147 De \'oe, Mary B , 1044. 

151 De Voe, Mary, 1077. 

165 De Voe, Mary, 1119. 

16S De Voe, Mary Ann, 1153. 

168, 169 De Voe, Mary M., 1162. 

172 De Voe, Mary, 120S. 

185 De Voe, Mary Charlotte, 1256. 

1S5 De Voe, Mary Jane, 1273. 

191 De Voe, Mary, 1302. 

193 De Voe, Mary, 1326. 

193 De Voe, Mary, 1329. 

201 De Voe, Mary, 1357. 

203 De Voe, Mar}*, 1366. 

204 De Voe, Mary, 1377. 

208 De Voe, Mar}' Travers, 1406. 
213 De Voe, Mary A , 1487. 
213 De Voe, Mary E., 1493. 
f2i7, 218 De Voe, Mary, 1570. 



218, 219 De Voe, Mar)' Louisa, 1590. 

219 De Voe, Mary Louisa, 1599. 

220 Devoe, Mary, 1605. 

220 De Voe, Mary Louisa, 161 1. 
115 De Voe, Caroline Matilda, 857. 
145 De Voe, Matilda A., 1007. 
34 De Vouvv, Marytie, 190. 
17 De Vos, Matheus, 44. 

28 Devoe, Mathew, 173. 
212 De Voe, Mathias, 1469. 
47 De Voe, Mattie A., 379. 
20 Devoe, Martimus, 89. 
100 De Voe, Maud, 672. 
no De Veau, Merwin, 786. 
210 de Veaux, Metje, 1414. 

20, 21, 22, 24 De Voe, Michael, 98. 

170 De Voe, Miles Oakley, 1185. 

194 De Voe, Mina Augusta, 1351. 

36 de Vouw, Minnie, 222. 

204 De Voe, Modesta, 1381. 

10 De Voe, Mons., 35. 

13 De Veaux, Mens., 39. 

46, 49 De Voe, Moses, 356. 

67, 72, 73, 74 Devoe, Moses, 469. 

139 De Voe, Moses Fowler, 924. 

191 De Voe, Moses, 1290. 

99 De Voe, Nanc}-, 662. 

183 De Voe, Nancy, 1212. 

173, 182, 191 De Voe, Nancy, 1230. 

183 De Voe, Nanc}' Maria, 1235. 

237, 238 de Veaux, Nancy, 1624. 

169, 170 De Voe, Napoleon B., 1178. 

185 De Voe, Napoleon, 1275. 

25 De Voe, Nathan, 126. 

46 De Voe, Nathaniel, 357. 

105, 108 Devoe, Nathaniel (697), 699. 

108, 109 De Veau, Nathaniel, 771. 

109 De Veau, Nathaniel F., 780. 

1S4 De Voe, Nellie B., 1246. 

Ill De Veau, Nelly, 799. 

114 De Veau, Nelly Diadem, 839. 

191 De Voe, Nelly, 1297. 

67 De Voe, Nelson H., 455. 

107 De Veau, Nettie, 734. 

29 de Vaux, N., 29. 

iS de Vaux, Nicholas, 51. 

33, 210, 222 de Vaux, Nicholas, 184. 
34 De Voo, Nicholas, 191. 

34, 36 De Voo, Nicholas, 199. 
36 de V^ouw, Nicholas, 215. 
36, 45 de Vouvv, Nicholas, 220. 
43, 44 Devew, Nicholas, 293. 
214, 215 De Voe, Niram, 1521. 
44 De Voe, Oliva, 303. 

79 De Voe, Oliver Cromwell, 542. 

192 De Voe, Oliver, 131S. 
214 Devoe, Orpha, 1519. 
148 De Voe, Oscar, T063. 

Ill, 112 De Veau, Pamela, 804. 

115 De Veau, Penima Weaver, 854. 

10 De Vaux, Peter, 34. 

19, 20 De Voor, Peter, 61. 

19 De Voor, Peter, 54. 

21, 25 De Voe, Peter, 115. 

25, 26 Devoe, Peter, 135. 

86, 87, 91 Devoe, Peter, 604. 

92 Deveau, Peter, 615. 

105, no Devoe, Peter B. (700), 702. 

108, log De Veau, Peter C, 768. 

112 De Veau, Peter, 813. 

n7 De Veau, Peter, 886. 

141 De Voe, Peter S., 932. 

145, 148 Devoe, Peter, 996. 

147 De Voe, Peter, 1018. 

148 De Voe, Peter, 1050. 

167, 170 De Voe, Peter B., 1129. 

214 De Voe, Peter, 1510. 

214 De Voe, Peter, 1515. 

216 De Voe, Peter J., 1545. 

239, 240 De Veaux, Major Peter, 1629. 

79, 80 De Voe, Phebe, 548. 

97, 98 De Voe, Phebe, 627. 

105 Devoe, Phebe, 703. 

log De Veau, Phebe Jane, 781. 

111 De Veau, Phebe, 800. 

112 De Veau, Phebe, 809. 
145 De Voe, Phebe S., 1008. 

169, 170 De Voe, Phebe Ann, iiSo. 

193 De Voe, Phebe A,, 1335. 
203, 206 De Voe, Phoebe, 1370. 
208 De Voe, Phebe Ann, 1402. 
10 Devorax, Philip, Jr., 25. 



lo Devorax, Philip, 26. 

5 de Vaux, Pierre Rigaud, 16. 

44, 45 De Voe, Polly, 307. 

212 De Voe, Polly, 1476. 

1S5 De Voe, Porter. 1269. 

15S, 159, 164 De Voo, Praw, 10S3. 

163, 164 De Voo, Praw, iioS. 

107 De Veau, Prescott Barker, 735. 

19, 27 De Voor, Rachel, 62. 
34, 36 De Voo, Rachel. 194. 
291 De Voe, Rachel, 291. 
52, 56 Devoe, Rachel, 407. 
86 Devoe, Rachel, 597. 

100 De Voe, Rachel, 670. 
loS De Veau, Rachel A., 762. 

147 De Voe, Rachel, 1019. 
183, 184 De Voe, Rachel, 1233. 
183 De Voe, Rachel Maria, 1238. 
191 De Voe, Rachel, 1308. 

210 de V^eaux. Rachel, 1422. 
210 De Voe, Rachel, 1434. 
5 de Veau, Raimond, 14. 
212 De Voe, Ralzie, 1474. 
7 de Vaux, Rebecca, 19. 
41, 42 De Voe, Rebecca, 238. 
46 De Voe, Rebecca, 362. 
66, "9 De Voe, Rebecca, 452. 

78 Devoe, Rebecca Jane, 535. 

79 De Voe, Rebecca, 543. 
82 Devoe, Rebecca, 579. 

66, 130, 138, 139 De Voe, Rebecca, 910. 
139, 141 Devoe, Rebecca T., 925. 
142, 144 Devoe, Rebecca, 947. 

148 De Voe, Rebecca H., 1064. 
92 Devoe, Richard, 616. 

ri4 De Veau, Richard Warren, 82S. 

99, 100 De Voe, Robert, 659. 

100 De Voe, Robert, 673. 

Ill De Veau (Devoue), Robert, 798. 

115, 117 De Veau, Robert, 860. 

20, 27 De Voe, Roeloff, 99. 
243 Devou, Rudolph. 1642. 

HI, 113 De Veau. Ruhama, 805. 

143 De Voe, Salina, 985. 

144 De Voe, Salina A., 988. 
44 De Voe, Sally, 301. 

25 De Voe, Samuel, 122. 

27 Devoe, Samuel, 150. 

87, 88, 89, 90 De Veaux, Samuel, 611. 

107, T08 De Voe, Samuel (707), 709. 

107 De Veau, Samuel S., 743. 

107 De Veau, Samuel, 74(). 

114 De Veau, Samuel Alma, 838. 

147 De Voe, Samuel Ward, 1021. 

151 De Xoe. Samuel, 1076. 

203, 206 De Voe, Samuel Demarest, 

35 Devoe, Sarah, 210. 
44 De Voe, Sarah, 317. 
47 De Voe, Sarah Ann, 369. 
60 de Veaux, Sarah, 434. 
66, 78, 138 De Voe, Sarah, 447. 
67 De Voe, Sarah Louisa, 464. 
69 De Voe, Sarah Appleby, 494. 
72 De Voe. Sarah Elizabeth, 505. 
72, 73 De Voe, Sarah Amelia, 508. 
77 Devoe, Sarah Alston, 531. 

81 De Voe, Sarah Ann, 570. 

82 Devoe, Sarah Ann, 578. 
95> 97 Devoe, Sarah, 619. 

loi De Voe, Sarah Ann, 679. 
107 Deveau, Sarah Elizabeth, 729. 
107 De Veau, Sarah Elizabeth, 731. 
Ill De Veau, Sarah, 796. 
Ill, 113 De Veau, Sarah Ann, 808. 

114 De Veau, Sarah, 842. 

115 De Veau, Sarah, 852. 

117 De Veau, Sarah Elizabeth, 881. 
125 D.avoue, Sarah Ann, 903. 

125 Davoue, Sarah Ann, 907. 

126 Davoue, Sarah, 900-2. 
138, 139 r^evoe, Sarah, 912. 
142, 151 de Voe, Sarah, 942. 

143 Devoe, Sarah Jane, 961. 

144 De Voe, Sarah L., 987. 

145 Devoe, Sarah, 994. 

157, 160 De Voo, Sarah Ann. 10S8. 
160 De Voo, Sarah, 1094. 

160 Devoe, Sarah, iioo. 

161 Devoe, Sarah M., iioi. 
165, 176 De Voe, Sarah, 1117. 
167, 171 De Voe, Sarah, 1130. 



i6g, 170 De Voe, Sarah, 1179. 

170 De Voe, Sarah Elizabeth, 1190. 

180, 182 De Voe, Sarah, 1223. 

185 De Voe, Sarah Maria, 1251. 

185 De Voe, Sarah, 1260. 

187 De Voe, Sarah Luella, 1286. 

191 De Voe, Sarah Ann, 1295. 

194 De Voe, Sarah Ann, 1344. 

201, 207 De Voe, Sarah, 1360. 

208 De Voe, Sarah Carstine, 1404. 

212 De Voe, Sarah, 1466. 

212 De Voe, Sarah, 1472. 

212 De Voe, Sarah F., 1482. 

214 De Voe, Sarah, 1527. 

218 De Voe, Sarah, 1581. 

218, 219 De Voe. Sarah, 1584. 

220 De Voe, Sarah, 1601. 

194 De Voe, Sedate C, 1346. 

144 De Voe, Selina A., 988. 

212 De Voe, Seth, I475- 

105 De Voe, Sheppard, 706. 

4 de Vaux, Sibella, 9. 

114, 115 De Veau, Silvey D., 845. 

97, 98 De Voe, Smith Weeks, 630. 

99 De Voe, Smith Anderson, 646. 

41 De Voe, Sophia, 233. 

69 De Voe, Sophia, 490. 

69 De Voe, Sophia Farrington, 484. 

218, 219 De Voe, Sophia, 1586. 

10 De Vorax, Stephen, 22. 

67 De Voe, Stephen, 462. 

185 De Voe, Stephen C, 1276. 

191 De V^oe, Stephen, 1305. 

223 De Veaux, Stephen, 1619. 

239 De Veaux, Stephen G., 1634. 

242 De Veaux, Stephen G., 1641. 

193 Devoe, Strang, 1338. 

204 De Voe, Sullivan, 1385. 

80 De Voe, Susan Adelia, 556. 

82 Devoe, Susan, 583. 

100 De Voe, Susan, 668. 

115 De Veau, Susan, 851. 

117 Deveau, Susan, 880. 

119, 126 De Veau, Susan, 891. 

122, 126 Davoue, Susan, 893. 

143 De Voe, Susan Adelia, 964. 

147 De Voe, Susan, 1032. 

165 De Voe, Susan, 1122. 

167, 16S De Voe, Susan, 1138. 

173 De Voe, Susan, 1213. 

191 De Voe, Susan, 1300. 

212 De Voe, Susan, 1471. 

217 De Voe, Susan, 1579. 

215 de Veaux, Susanna, 1531-2. 

34 De Vouw, Susannah, 189. 

42, 43 De Voe, Susannah, 255. 

52, 56, 102 de Veaux, Susannah, 409. 

67, 77 De Voe, Susannah Jane, 470. 

69 De Voe, Susannah Jane, 497. 

77 De Voe, Susannah Jane, 525. 

78, 79 De Voe, Susannah Cromwell, 


104, 117 Devaue, Susannah (691), 694. 

105, 109 Devoe, Susannah (699), 701. 
215 De Voe, Susannah, 1531-2. 

214 Devoe, Sylvester, 1525. 

170 De Voe, Tamar Jane, 1189. 

19, 27 De Voor, Teunis, 66. 

168 De Voe, Theodore, 1149. 

185 De Voe, Theodore, 1277. 

47 De Voe, Thomas, 377. 

47 De Voe, Thomas, 385. 

60, 165, 178 de Voe, Thomas, 432. 

67, 69 De Voe, Thomas Farrington, 

69 De Voe, Thomas Farrington, Jr., 


77 De Voe, Thomas Pennington (or 

Remington), 527. 

78 De Voe, Thomas, 538. 

79, 80 Devoe, Thomas Oakley, 550. 

168 De Voe, Thomas, 1158. 

173 De Voe, Thomas, 1216. 

182, 190 De Voe, Thomas, 1228. 

185, 186, 188 De Voe, Thomas S., 

192 De Voe, Thomas, 1319. 
239 De Veaux, Thomas, 1631. 
242 de Veaux, Thomas, 1638. 
Ill, 113 De Veau, Trustam, 806. 
160 De Voo, Uretta Frances, 1091. 
204 De Voe, Valonia, 1378. 



173 De Voe, Vina, 1214. 

106 De Voe, Virginia, 71 1-2. 

72, 73 De Voe, Walter Briggs. 509. 

73 De Voe, Waiter Briggs, 514. 

149 De Voe, Walter Dunning, 1071. 

206 De \'oe, Warren M., 1394. 

26 De Voe, Welling E., 142. 
49 De \'oe. Welcome, 396. 
41 De Voe, Wesley Lj'on, 247. 
19, 27 De Voor, William, 67. 
20 De Voe, William, 83. 
19, 20 De Voe, William, 71. 

27 Devoe, William, 152. 
27 Devoe, William, 164. 

41 De Voe, William F., 249. 

42 De \'oe, William Landrine, 271. 
42 De Voe, William Henry, 276. 
43, 44 De Voe, William, 287. 

44 De Voe, William, 297. 

44 De Voe, William W., 323. 

45 De Voe, William, 325. 

45 De Voe, William Henry, 347. 

46, 48 De Voe, William Henry, 366. 

48 De Voe, William Isaac, 3S7. 

48 De V^oe, William, 390. 

90 De Veaux, William, 442. 

66, 79 De Voe, William, 450. 

67 De Voe, William, 461. 

67 De Voe, William W. M., 465. 

69 De \'oe, William Henry Harrison, 

69, 72 De Voe, William Bock, 496. 
72 De Voe, William Bock, Jr., 502. 
79 De Voe, William Hartman, 545. 
98 De Voe, William, 633. 
98 Devoe, William F., 643. 
loi De Voe, William Henry, 678. 
106 De Voe, William Wilse}-, 712. 

106 De Voe, William Wilsey, 715. 

107 De Veau, William H., 733. 

107 De Veau, William Palmer, 73(). 
114 De Veau, William F. P., S22. 
114 De Veau, William W., 830. 
117 De Veau, William Henry, 879. 
125 Davoue, William, 905. 
125 Davoue, William Oakley, 906. 

139 Devoe, William, 916. 

142 Devoe, William, 956. 

143 De Voe, William Patten, 967. 

143 De Voe, William, 981. 

143, 144 De V^oe, William, 983-2. 

144 De Voe, William A., 986. 

145 Devoe, William, 998. 

147 De Voe, William Henry, 1024. 

147 De Voe, William, 1031. 

147 De Voe, William S., 1043. 

14S, 149 De Voe, William, 1051. 

148, 149 De Voe, William, Jr., 1056. 

149 De Voe, William (or Walter) Dun- 
ning, 1071. 

T50, 151 De Voe, William, 1074. 

151 De Voe, William H., 1078. 

158 De Voo, William, io8r. 

160, 161 De Voo, William Bennett, 

160 De Voo, William Conselyea, 1090. 

160 De Voe, William Hale, 1095. 

160 De Voo, William H., 1098. 

161 De Voe, William Frederick, 1102. 
163 De Voo, William L., 1105. 

167, 172 De Voe, William Dykman 
Vermylie, 1132. 

167, 16S De Voe, William, 1134. 
16S De Voe, William, Jr., 1141. 
168 De Voe, William, 1154. 

168, 169 De Voe, William, 1165. 
171 De Voe, William, 1195. 

171 De Voe, William Messerole, 1199. 

172 De Voe, William, 1207. 
185 De Voe, William P., 1261. 

191 De Voe, William, 1301. 

192 De Voe, William, 1312. 
204 De Voe, William, 1379. 
210 De Voe, William, 1433. 
210 de Veaux, William, 1423. 

211, 214 De Voe, William H., 1437. 
214, 215 De Voe, William, 1523. 
216, 219, 220 De Voe, William, 1536. 
216, 218 De Voe, William, 1541. 

216 De Voe, William, 1553. 

217 De V^oe, William, 1560. 

219 De Voe, William Ross, 1596. 



220 De Voe, William, 1612. 
239 De Veaux, William, 1633. 
242 De Veaux, William, 1640. 
185 De Voe, Willis Griffin, 1249. 
108 De Veau, Woodruff, 753. 

45 Devoe, Wyntie, 349. 

31 De Voor, Yetlantis (or Doretha), 

99, 100 De Voe, Zeno W., Sen., 661. 
100 De Voe, Zeno W., Jr., 667. 


Of those connected by marriage with the De Veaux family and 
other names referred to in this volume. 

Ii6 Abram, Rosanna, 3653. 
170 Acker, Erastiis C, 4260. 
170 Acker, Emma Jane, 4261. 
170 Acker, Minetia, 4262. 
170 Acker, Alice Elizabeth, 4263. 

78 Ackerl)-, Eliza, 31 19. 

31 Ackerman, Abraham, 26S8. 

32 Ackerman, Cornelia, 2690. 
145 Ackerman, Jemima, 3955. 
204 Ackerman, Cornelia, 4482. 
163 Adams, Adaline C, 4184. 
2ig, 220 Adams, John, 4732. 
169 Adkins, Eliza, 4220. 

56 Affears, Alexander, 2956. 

79 Alberson, William, 3155. 
140 Aldrich, Emma, 3S23. 
194 Alger, G. W., 4451. 

194 Alger; Leitie M., 4452. 

194 Alger, Maynard H., 4453. 

218 Allemand, Doctor, 4704. 

49 Allen, Marj-, 2919. 

49 Allen, Pitt, 2922. 

73 Allen, Elmer A., 3086. 

73 Allen, Ethel De Voe, 3087. 

80 Allen, Roswell G., 3159. 
80 Allen, George, 3160. 

80 Allen, Maria, 31&2. 
143 Allen, Margaret, 3901. 
143 Allen, Rachel, 3902. 
143 Allen, Robert C, 3903. 

160 Allen, Ada, 4155. 

161 Allen, Susan C, 4174. 
125 Alle)', Daniel, 3719. 
123 Alner, James, 3716. 

80 Anderson, Sarah, 3175. 

82 Anderson, John, 3228. 

82 Anderson, Jane (or Jenny), 3229. 

107 Anderson, Miry (3479), 3472. 

150 Anderson, Hannali M., 4080. 

157 Anderson, Ann, 4102. 

157 Anderson, Alexander, 4103. 

46, 149 Andre, Major, 2926. 

33 Andross, Sir Edmund, 2696. 
56, 59 Angevine, Zachariah, 2958. 
142 Angevine, Elizabeth, 3892. 
173 Angevine, Sarah, 4300. 

118 Anthony, Elizabeth, 3680. 
69 Appleby, Mary, 3045. 
69 Appleford, Ann, 3046. 
67 Arbiickle, Anna, 3027. 
63 Archer, Charles, 1850. 

34 Archer, Benjamin, 2704. 
53 Archer, John, 2936. 

86 Archer, Benjamin, 3279. 
86 Archer, William, 3280. 
86 Archer, Samuel, 3281. 
86 Archer, Catharine, 3282. 
86 Archer, Rachel, 3283. 

86 Archer, Richard, 32S5. 

87 Archer, Rebecca, 3287. 
91 Archer, Abraham, 3304. 

168 Archer, Catharine Ann, 4202. 

144 Arden, James, 3950. 

82 Arment, A. A , 3255. 

42 Armstrong, John A., 2784. 

112 Armstrong, Capt., 3573. 

234 Armstrong, Henry, 4784. 

234 Armstrong, Gen., 4785. 



49 Arnold, Margaret, 2925. 

240 Arnold, Gen., 4815. 

123 Arrison, Ann, 3713. 

188, i8g Ashby, Capt. George E., 4402. 

106 Asponlon, Helen, 3462. 

183 Aumond, Catharine Jane, 4363. 

82 Austin, Mar}', 3226. 

220 Austin, Elizabeth, 4738. 

220 Austin, William, 4743. 

105 Avery, Mary, 3455. 

69 Ayres, Caroline S., 3047. 

213 Babbitt, Mrs. Maria D., 1447. 

213 Babbitt, Charles M,, 4615. 

213 Babbitt, Mary Louisa, 4616. 

213 Babbitt, Roswell J., 4617. • 

213 Babbitt, Lucy Marvin, 4618. 

58 Bailey, Nathaniel, 2976. 

58 Bailey, Levi, 2977. 

58 Bailey, Nicholas, 2978. 

122 Bailey, Rev. Jacob, 3693. 

147 Bailey, William H. S., 4013. 

223 Bailey, Edward, 4765. 

118 Baird, Rev. Charles W., 3681. 

107 Baldwin, William, 3495. 
190 Baldwin, Edwin, 4410. 
190 Baldwin, Daniel, 4408. 
190 Baldwin, Laura, 4409. 
190, 192 Baldwin, Laura, 4431. 
4 Baloil, Edward, 2552. 

36 Bancker, Hendrick, 2722. 
36 Bancker, John, 2723. 
36 Bancker, Rachel, 2724. 
60 Bant, Peter, 3003. 
80 Banta, John, 3177. 
80, 85 Banta, Peter, 3270. 
149 Banta, Walter Scott, 4039. 
149 Banta, Oscar De Voe, 4040. 
149 Banta, Lila, 4041. 
53 Barberie, Jn., 2933. 
23, 24 Bard, Doctor, 2621. 
27 Barhout, Margaret (or Geortjie), 

59 Barhyte, Johannes, 2999. 

59 Barhyte, Andrew, 3000. 

104 Barker, Tamar, 3438. 

107 Barker, Catharine, 3478. 

107 Barker, William H., 3480. 

107 Barker, William Prescott, 3481, 

176 Barker, Richard, 4327. 

170 Barlow, James, 4255. 

66 Barnes, Ann Eliza, 3024. 

169 Barnes, Mary C, 4230. 
223 Barnwell, Louisa, 4763. 
223 Barnwell, Col. John, 4764. 
224, 225 Barnwell, Robert, 4769. 
237 Barnwell, Harriet, 4804. 

80, 81 Barr, Frances, 3184. 

103 Barret, Judith, 3430. 

103 Barret, Johannes, 3431. 

92 Barron, Captain, 3308. 

148 Bartholomew, James H., 4030. 

34 Bartholf, Dominie, 2699. 

125 Bartow, Theodocius, 3725. 

170 Basley, Maria, 4258. 

171 Basley, Miles Oakley, 4278. 
171 Basley, Loyal H., 4279. 

171 Basley, Isaac D., 4280. 

171 Basley, Elbert Franklin, 4281. 

171 Basley, Elizabeth, 4282. 

171 Basley, James Edward, 4283. 

171 Basley, Julia Ann, 4284. • 

219 Baxter, Alfred T., 4720, 

47 Bayles, Adaline A., 2864. 

128 Bayley, Susan, 3746. 

45 Beach, Joseph, 2816. 

126 Beardsley, Rev. Seth W., 3728. 

160 Beavres, Rachel, 4164. 
175 Beebe, George M., 3943. 

161 Bedell, S3'lvanus, 4165. 
20 Beets, Alexander, 2598. 
168 Bell, Richard, 4205. 
i68 Bell, Rachel, 42C9. 

217 Benjamin, John V., 4680. 
152, 159 Bennett, Maria, 4092. 

162 Bennett, Jacob, 4181. 
216 Bennett, Sarah, 4662. 
97 Berrian, Nicholas, 3342. 
99 Berrian, Jacob, 3371. 
235 Berrian, Rev. Mr., 4796. 

56, 103 Bertaines (or Bertine), Peter, 

64 Betts, William, 3013. 



i6g Belts, Anna, 4222. 
169 Belts, Florence, 4223. 
169 Belts, Joseph, 4221. 
22 Beve, Isaac, 2615. 
179 Bevier, Sarali, 4337. 
179, 180, 181 Bevier, Daniel, 4338. 
179 Bevier, Levi, 4340. 
179 Bevier, Simon, 4341. 
igo Bevier, Rachel, 4406. 
190 Bevier, Daniel, 4407. 
179 Bevier, Conrad, 4339. 
186 Bevier, Sarah, 4386. 
52, 84, 85 Bickley (Brickley), William, 
Sen , 2932. 

141 Billet, Alice, 3871. 

116 Birch, Lucinda C, 3665. 

109 Bird, Amelia, 3534. 

220 Bird, William A., 4739. 

58, 60 Bishop, Joshua, 2974. 

105 Bishop, Phebe, 3445. 

169 Bishop, John, 4231. 

140 Bisland, William, 3846. 

19, 27 Bisset, Andrew (2657), 2581. 

20 Bisset, Annatje, 2601. 

69 Bisseit, Edward B., 3049. 

1S4 Blair, Charlotte, 436S. 

185 Blair, Emily, 4381. 

87 Blake, Eunice, 3290. 

240 Blake, Edwin, 4S17. 

150 Blank, John, 4081. 

150 Blank, John, Jr., 4082. 

150 Blank, Jasper, 4083. 

34 Blauvelt, Harman, 2701. 

122 Bleeker, James, 3707. 

122 Bleeker, James W., 370S. 

142 Blom, Sarah, 3888. 

115 Bloxson, Caroline, 3631. 

69 Bock, Lucy, 3050. 

12S Bogart, Cornelia Ann, 3750. 

128 Bogart, John, 3751, 

128 Bogart, Cornelia, 3752. 

128 Bogart, Magdalene, 3753. 

128 Bogart, Jeremiah, 3754. 

128 Bogart, Harriet, 3755. 

128 Bogart, Frederick Augustus, 3756. 

162 Bogart, Abraham, 4178. 

208 Bogart, Gertrude, 4554. 

209 Bogart, Matilda, 4567. 
209 Bogert, Sarah, 4570. 
31 Bogert, Isabella, 2689. 
145 Bogert, Jacob, 3952. 
157 Bogert, Abraham, 409S. 
44 Boker, Mahale, 2S04. 

T42 Bolen, Capt. Abram, 3891. 

135 Bolton, Rev. Robert, Jr., 3768. 

26 Bonce, Isabella, 2635. 

26 Bonker, Margaret, 2632. 

148 Bonnell, Jane, 4033. 

118 Bonnet, Peter, 3679. 

58 Bonnett, Mary, 2994. 

no Bonnett, Jane, 3556. 

122 Bonnett, David, 3692. 

122 Bonnett, Sarah, 3694. 

122 Bonnett, John, 3695. 

122 Bonnett, Frederick Davoue, 3696. 

122 Bonnett, Ann, 3697. 

123 Bonnett, Daniel, 3711. 
144 Bonnett, Seth, 3928. 

140 Booth, John De Voe, 3815. 
140 Booth, Charles H., 3814. 

218 Bourdett, Rachel, 4706. 
56 Bourepeans, Elias, 2957. 
157 Bourem, Maria, 4113. 
157 Bourem, Charles, 4114. 
18 Boulen, Mary, 2576. 

81 Bowles, Sarah Ann, 3221. 
147 Bowne, Jenny, 4012. 

219 Bowen, Dr. Samuel M., 4707. 
219 Bowen, Isaac D., 4708. 

219 Bowen, Rev. Josiah, 4712. 
219 Bowen, Samuel M., 4713. 
212 Boyd, Peter, 4601. 
212 Boyd, Peter, Jr., 4602. 
212 Boyd, James, 4603. 
212 Boyd, Ann, 4604. 

212 Boyd, Solomon, 4605. 

213 Boyd, James, 4610. 
171 Brady, Susan, 4277. 
183 Brand, Hester, 4362. 

28 Brevoort, Abraham, 2670. 
139 Brevoort, Elias R., 3790. 
53 Brian, John O., 2988. 



41 Briggs, Jane, 2759. 

77 Briggs, Sarah M., 3116, 
139 Briggs, Samuel, 3785. 
139 Briggs, Edward, 3789. 
172 Briggs, Deborah, 4292. 
181 Brinkerhooff, James, 4344. 
113 Bristow, Calliarine, 3587. 

206 Brower, Abraham, 4511. 

207 Brower, Abraham, Jr., 4512. 
29 Brown, Samuel, 2681. 

42 Brown, Miller, 2770. 
42 Brown, Sarah, 2771. 
46 Brown, J., 2850. 

58 Brown, Eavourt, 2966. 

58 Brown, Eavourl, Jr., 2967. 

58 Brown, David, 296S. 

58 Brown, Benjamin, 2969. 

58 Brown, Afia, 2970. 

58 Brown, Elizabeth, 2971. 

60 Brown, Jacob, 3004. 

78 Broivn, Isaac, 3123. 

78 Brown, Elizabeth, 3124. 

78 Brown, Mar)', 3125. 

78 Brown, Sarah, 3126. 

82 Brown, Hendrick, 323.4. 

82 Brown, Mar}-, 3235. 

82 Brown, Sarah, 3236. 

82 Brown, Sophia, 3237. 

82 Brown, Louisa, 3238. 

82 Brown, Maria, 3239. 

82 Brown, Charles, 3240. 

138 Brown, Frederick, 3773. 

138 Brown, Hendrick, 3774. 

138 Brown, Isaac, 3775. 

138 Brown, Frederick, 3776. 

138, 139 Brown, Elizabeth, 3777. 

138, 139 Brown, Alliday, 377S. 

138, 139 Brown, James, 3779. 

138, 139 Brown, Abbey, 3780. 

138, 139 Brown, Hannah M., 3781. 

138 Brown, Hester, 3782. 

138, 139 Brown, Mary, 3783. 

138, 139 Brown, William, 3784. 

188 Brown, Frank B., 4400. 

188 Brown, Come}- Frank Percy, 4401. 

216 Brown, Hannah, 4666, 

160 Bruce, Sarah M., 4150. 

171 Brundage, Margaret, 4285, 

45 Buckhout, Mary, 2810. 

139 Buckhout, Jacob, 3804. 

139, 140 Buckhout, Mary Ann, 3805. 

139, 140 Buckhout, Isaac Cregier, 

139, 140 Buckhout, Jolin De Voe, 

139, 140 Buckhout, George Washing- 
ton, 3808. 

72, 139, 140 Buckhout, Henry, 3809. 

139, 140 Buckhout, Benjamin Frank- 
lin, 3810. 

139, 140 Buckhout, Emma, 381 1. 

139 Buckhout. Lewis, 3812. 

139 Buckhout, James Woolsey, 3813. 

140 Buckhout, Jenny Smith, 3817. 
140 Buckhout, George Augustus, 3818. 
140 Buckhout, Craig Elliot, 3819. 
140 Buckhout, Edward Weeks, 3821. 
140 Buckhout, Arthur Livingston, 3822. 
140 Buckhout, Frank R.,3824. 

140 Buckhout, George, 3825. 

140 Buckhout, Harriet Weeks, 3827. 

140 Buckhout, Genevieve Strang, 3826. 

140 Buckhout, Charlotte Webb, 3828. 

140 Buckhout, Frank Webb, 3829. 

140 Buckhout, Minnie Janes, 3830. 

140 Buckhout, Henry De Voe, 3832. 

140 Buckhout, Estelle, 3833. 

140 Buckhout, Mary Eveline, 3834. 

140 Buckhout, Annie, 3835. 

213 Budlong, William J. S., 4608. 

213 Budlong, Allizza, 4608-2. 

87 Buel, Abel, 3288. 

87 Buel, Mary, 3289. 

82 Bull, Henry, 3253. 

237 BuUuck, William B., 4S05. 

145 Burdett, Alchie, 3951. 

147 Burhand, Maria, 4015. 

28 Burger, John, 2668. 

29,30 Burger, David, 2676. 

29,30 Burger, Ann, 2677. 

29, 30 Burger, Nicholas, 2678. 

29,30 Burger, Elizabeth, 2679. 



30 Burger, Nicholas, Sen., 2682. 
141 Burgess, Emeline, 3868. 

105 Burke, Louisa, 3497. 
96 Burns, Margaret, 3333. 

106 Burns, Josepiiine, 3461, 
no Burtis, Eliza A., 3559. 

114 Burtis, Valentine O., 3614. 
164 Burtis, Jane, 4189. 
99 Burton, Jolin B., 3366. 
147 Burioughs, Eliza J., 4025. 

213 Bush, Alfred, 4611. 

68, 69 Butler, Lieut. John, 3036. 
189 Butler, General, 4403. 
36 Buys (BoAce), Jacob, 2719. 
36 Buys, Jacob, Jr., 2720. 

36 Buys, Abraham, 2721. 

37 Buys, William, 2739. 

38 Buys, Isaac William, 2740. 
38 Buys, William, 2741. 

146 Byron, Margaret, 3989, 
187 Caine, William H., 4395. 
78 Campbell, David F., 3122. 
168 Campbell, Norman, 4207. 
168 Campbell, Nathaniel, 4242. 

168 Campbell, Thomas, 4243. 

169 Campbell, Charlotte, 4244. 
143 Canfield, William H., 3925. 
Si Carmer, Nicholas, 3201. 

Si Carmer, Susan Alletta, 3202. 
81 Carmer, Mary Jane, 3203. 
81 Carmer, Rosina, 3204. 

106 Carnright, John, 3474. 
128 Carpenter, Martha, 3749. 

214 Carroll, Maria, 4643. 

107 Carter, Charlotte K., 3493. 
139 Case, Helen, 3801. 

89 Caliin, Lynde, 329S. 

58 Chadayne, Elias, 2991. 

103 Champanois, Daniel, 3433. 

78 Chapman, Emily, 3131. 

219 Chapman, Wealth}-, 4710. 

4 Charles II., King of Naples, 2551. 

144 Charles, Lawrence, 3929. 

144 Charles, William R. , 3930. 

144 Charles, Letty P., 3931. 

144 Charles, Martha R., 3932. 

144 Charles, Lawrence A., 3933. 

144 Charles, Minnie E, 3934. 

144 Charles, George Wesley, 3935- 

204 Cheny, William, 44S1. 

213 Chidester, S. C, 4620. 

149 Childs, Caspar, 4042. 

221 Childs, Lewis, 4752. 

221 Childs, Emma Louisa, 4753- 

216 Christie, Mathias L., 4668. 

2i6 Christie, Mary L., 4669. 

216 Christie, William D., 4670. 

216 Christie, John, 4671. 

216 Christie, Louisa, 4672. 
172 Chrystie, John, 4294. 
212 Chrystie, Lucinda, 4606. 
107 Church, Mary, 3477. 

91 Cills, Ann Maria, 3073. 

91 Cills, Rebecca, 3072. 

163, 164 Cisco, J. J., 418S. 

125 Clapp, Benjamin, 3721. 

22,24 Clark, Captain, 2617. 

68 Clark, Capt., 3041. 

107 Clark, Moses. 3486. 

107 Clark, Martha Jane, 34S7. 

107 Clark, Moses, Jr., 34S8. 

187 Clark, Almira Lewes, 4397. 

192, 193 Clark, Thomas J., 4438. 

217 Clarkson, James, 4688. 

217 Clarkson, Katie, 46S9. 

218 Clarkson, James, Jr., 4690. 

219 Clarkson, George Francis, 4691. 
219 Clarkson, Mary, 4692. 

174 Clay, Henry, 3941. 
232 Clemans, Aron, 4779. 
158 Clevinger, Rebecca, 4120. 

29 Clopper, Cornelius, 2673. 

59 Coclilin, Tobias, 2998. 

30 Cock, Edward, 2683. 
64,65 Cock, John, 3012. 

67 Coddington, Miriam, 3028. 
157 Coe, Capt. Lawrence, 4097. 
217 Coe, Cliarlotte, 4684. 
178 Coggswell, Mr., 4332. 
115 Coles, Sarah, 3647. 
150 Colgrove, Ann, 4085, 

60 Collard, James, 3008. 



146 Collins, Isaac, 3974. 
146 Collins, John, 3975. 
146 Collins, Jesse, 3976. 
146 Collins, Cyrus, 3977. 
146 Collins, George, 3978. 

217 Collins, Mary, 4683. 
220 Collins, Isaac, 4740. 
84 Colyer, Margaret, 3266. 
27 Conklin, Charity, 2661. 
79 Conklin, Jehiel, 3148. 
100 Conklin, PhcEbe, 3375. 
150 Conklin, Ann, 4063. 
150 Conklin, Jane, 4069. 

1S7 Conkling, Mathew, 4391. 

187 Conkling, Helen, 4392. 

187 Conkling, Sarah, 4393. 

187 Conkling, Charles, 4394. 

20 Connor, Annatie, 2595. 

171 Connor, Eugene A., 4273, 

27 Conover, Annatje, 2647. 

48 Conover, Martha, 2S99. 

96 Conover, William, 3334. 

207 Conselyea, John, 4514. 

207 Conselyea, John, Jr., 4515. 

207 Conselyea, Sarah, 4516. 

207 Conselyea, Mary, 4517. 

160 Conselyea, Andrew J., 4158. 

160, 161 Conselyea, John, 4159. 

160 Conselyea, Sarah M., 4160. 

160 Conselyea, Margaret, 4161. 

160, 161 Conselyea, William, 4162. 

160 Conselyea, Catharine Maria, 4163. 

214 Conyne, Deborah, 4631. 

79 Cook, William, Sen., 3150. 

79 Cook, William, Jr., 3151. 

79 Cook, Charlotte, 3152. 

174 Cook, Elisha Hills, 4303. 

218 Cook, Mary, 4705. 
155 Cooper, Peter, 4094. 
207 Cooper, Rachel, 4513. 

219 Cooper, George H., 4714- 
219 Cooper, George H., Jr., 4715. 

219 Cooper, William David, 4716. 

220 Cooper, Louisa, 4741. 

241 Cooper, Dr. Thomas, 4827. 
143 Cope, Benjamin, 3918. 

143 Cope,' Henry W., 3919. 

143 Cope, Charles, 3920. 

143 Cope, Benjamin T., 3921. 

143 Cope, Mary Marinda, 3922. 

143 Cope, Harriet Eliza, 3923. 

106 Corbett, Rev. Sidney, 3471. 

157 Corne, Elizabeth, 4107. 

157 Corne, Peter, 4108. 

27 Cornelius, Michael, 2658. 

166, 177 Cornelius, Dr. Elias, 4192. 

210 Cornelius, Jansen, 4659. 

82 Cornell, Sarah, 3254. 

123 Cornell, John, 3710. 

128 Cornell, Deborah, 3748. 

loi Corsa, Deborah, 3397. 

loi Corsa, Solomon, 3408. 

loi Corsa, Robert, 3409. 

loi Corsa, Elizabeth, 3410. 

loi Corsa, Martha, 3411. 

loi Corsa, Matilda, 3412. 

loi Corsa, Emma, 3413. 

loi Corsa, Harriet, 3414. 

loi Corsa, John D., 3415. 

loi Corsa, Walton J., 3416. 

loi Corsa, Elizabeth, 3418. 

loi Corsa, Emma, 3419. 

90,135 Cortlandt, Col. (see Van Cort- 

landt), 3019. 
31, 32 Cortright, John, 2687. 
142 Cosby, William, 3890. 
215 Couling, Edward, 4653. 
215 Couling, Alfred, 4654. 
217 Counselleon, John, 4679. 
171 Coutant, Mary, 4287. 
54 Couton, Susannah (409), 2941. 
46 Coutrel, Francis, 2845. 
193 Covert, Somonthey, 4441. 
159 Cox, Dr. George, 4137. 
173 Craft, Walter, 4298. 
108 Crawford, Margaret A., 3514. 
185 Crawford, Sarah, 4370. 

125 Crolius, Elizabeth, 3720. 

126 Crolius, Rebecca, 3727. 
78 Cromwell, Mar)', 3135. 

63. 79 Cromwell, Edward, 3147. 
I loi Cromwell, Deborah, 339S. 



loi Cromwell, Jeremiah, 3399. 

193 Crosier, Susan Maria, 4442. 

159 Crowlee, Elizabeth, 4141. 

27 Crown, Polly, 264S. 

187 Culver, George Ned, 4396. 

114 Dnlej', Mary, 3613. 

54 Daniels, Clement, 2943. 

49 Darrow, William, 2921. 
103 Das, Ester, 3435. 

103 Dasset, Isaac, 3434. 

68 Davenport, Capt. Lawrence, 3035. 

36 Davis, Mary, 2737. 

50 Davis, Rev. Samuel, 3172. 
113 Davis, Eliza, 3595. 

113 Davis, Margaret, 3596. 
212 Davis, John O. , 4592. 
219 Davis, Mar}', 4709. 
217 Davis, Robert, 4677. 
207 Dawson, Edward, 4549. 
207 Dawson, Thomas, 4550. 

94 Day, Hester, 3315. 
142 Day, Mary, 3893. 

13 de Abbeville, Chevalier, 2566. 
41 Dean, Eliza M., 2762. 
117 Dean, Marj\ 3671. 
117 Dean, Moses, 3675. 
140 Deane, Elmedia, 3849. 
140 Deane, Herman, 3S45. 
241 Deas, Hon. Henry, 4826. 
168 Duba, Margaret, 420S. 
5 de Cominges, Elinore, 2555. 
II de Bernard, Petronille, 2559. 
II de Bernard, M., 2560. 

95 Debevoice, Maria, 3321. 

156 De Bevoice, Charles, 4095. 

157 Debevoice. Isaac, 4116. 
7 de Fancher, Isaac, 2556. 

3 de Gonzagiie, Charles, 2550. 

44 Degraff, Peter, 2S01. 

185 Degraff, Elbert, 4373. 

218 Degraw, Marv, 4703. 

68 Delafield, Capt., 3040. 

46 Delamater, Sarah, 2839. 

46 Delamater, Barent, 2840. 

46 Delamater, Rebecca, 2841. 

28 De Lamontayne, Jannetie, 2665. 

90 Delancey, Bishop. 3301. 

98 De Lancey, Washington G., 3361. 

II de Lassaque, Henriette, 2561. 

II de Lassaque, M , 2562. 

II de Marboune Lara, Madame, 2563. 

34 de Maree, Mynno, 2698. 

46 Demarest, Isaac, 2847. 

19S Demarest, Captain, 4476. 

202 Demarest, Peter, 4478. 

207 Demarest, Peter, 4518, 

207 Demarest, Elizabeth, 4519. 

207 Demarest, Mary, 4520. 

207 Demarest, James, 4521. 

207 Demarest, Abraham, 4522. 

207 Demarest, Peter, 4523. 

207 Demarest, John, 4524. 

192 Demmon, Harriet, 4433. 

80 Dennis, Sarah, 3190. 

68 Denyse, Dennis, 3044. 

236 De Peyster, Gen. Watts, 4801. 

17 De Puy, Nicholas, 2573. 

41 de Reviere, Catharine, 2752. 

II de Saxe, Marshall, 2564. 

100 De Seding, Charles, 3374- 

54 Devoose, Easter, 2930. 

129 Devore, Maritje, 2669. 

104 Devove, Mary, 3437. 

192 De Witt, Rachel, 4435. 

192 De Witt, Abraham, 4436. 

219 De Witt, Peter, 4731- 

137 de Wurmb, Lt.-Col., 3771. 

176 Dexter, Daniel, 4304. 

176 Dexter, Cornelius, 4305. 

176 Dexter, James, 4306. 

176 Dexter, Nancy De Voe, 4307. 

176 Dexter, Margaret, 4308. 

176 Dexter, Elias, 4310. 

191 Dexter, Elias, 4413. 

191 Dexter, Edward, 4414. 

191 Dexter, lanthe, 4415. 

igi Dexter, Franklin, 4416. 

191 Dexter, Ella Frances, 4418. 

98 Diament. Theda, 3347- 

126 Dillentash, Joseph, 3731. 

112 Dillon, Catharine, 3575. 

82 Dingce, Robert, 3230. 



82 Dingee, Harriet, 3231. 
103 Diodati, Jean, 3428. 
80 Disbrow, Benjamin, 3164. 
80 Disbrow, Eliza, 3165. 
80 Disbrow, Louisa, 3166. 
80 Disbrow, Benjamin, 3167. 
80 Disbrow, Angelina, 3168. 
80 Disbrow, Matilda, 3169. 
80 Disbrow, Charlotte, 3170. 
80 Disbrow, Harriet M., 3171. 
100 Dodd, Mary, 33S1. 

25 Donaldson, Margaret, 2624. 
226 Don Antonio, Governor, 4773. 
98 Dor, Fernando, 3357. 

II d'Orneau, Catharine, 2558. 
15 d'Orthe, Vicount, 2570. 
61 Dot)', Jane, 3010. 

171 Doty, Kate, 4276. 

172 Doughty, Thomas, 4291. 
218 Douglity, William H., 4693. 
186 Douglas, Frederick, 4387. 

26 Dow, Benjamin B., 262S. 
226 Dow, Captain, 4771. 

80 Downing, Jordan, 3174. 
20 Dox, Isaac, 2585. 

27 Dox, John, 2645. 

20 Doxie, Peter, 2589. 

21 Doxie, Catliarine, 2605. 
201, 202 Drake, Capt., 4477. 
238 Drayton, Gov. John, 4807. 
21 Dret, John, 2606. 

21 Dret, John, Jr., 2607. 

21 Dret, Catharine, 2608. 

21 Dret, Janette, 2609. 

21 Dret, Tobias, 2610. 

21 Dret, Isaac, 2611. 

21 Dret, Rachel, 2612. 

168 Duba, Margaret, 420S. 

149 Dubay, Philip, 4043. 

123 Dubey, D. N., 3714. 

172 Dubois, Catharine, 4293. 

114 Duling, Esther, 3610. 

217 Dunham, Mary, 4687. 

21 Dunning, Elizabeth, 2604. 

191 Dunstali, Frances Lucy, 4417. 

170 Dusenberry, Sarah, 4259. 

35 Duyster, Margaret, 2710. 

56 Dyckman, Johannes, 2947. 

56 Dyckman, Elizabeth, 2948. 

56 Dyckman, Janneck, 2949. 

56 Dyckman, Cornelius, 2950. 

56 Dyckman, Hester, 2951. 

56 Dyckman, Frederick, 2952. 

58 Dykman, Jemima, 2972. 

58 Dykman, William, 2973. 

60 Dykman, Hester, 3001. 

96 Eagles, Capt., 3324. 

79 Eaton, William, 3136. 

79 Eaton, Garret, 3137. 

79 Eaton, William Benjamin, 3138. 

79 Eaton, Anna, 3139. 

79 Eaton, Albert, 3140. 

79 Eaton, Mary, 3141. 

79 Eaton, Sarah, 3142. 

79 Eaton, Eliza, 3143. 

207 Earl, Peter, 4525. 

207 Earl, Jacob, 4526. 

207 Earl, Saral), 4527. 

207 Earl, John, 452S. 

207 Earl, Peter, Jr., 4529. 

241 Earle, Gen. J. B., 4829. 

98 Ebbets, Rillie W., 3358. 

34 Ecker, Catharine, 2700. 

22 Eckhart, David, 2616. 

146 Elkins, Elizabeth, 3967. 
114 Ellison, Alice, 3623. 
172 Embree, William, 4289. 

131, 132, 133, 134, 137 Emmerick, Lt.' 
Col., 3761. 

147 Enderby, William, 4016. 
147 Enderby, William, Jr., 4017. 
147 Enderby, Samuel, 4018. 

147 Enderby, Harry, 4019. 
219 Erving, Luther, 4725. 
140 Esler, Amanda, 3831. 
108 Evans, Elizabeth, 3521. 

160 Ewald, Amelia Augusta, 4156. 

148 Fairgrieve, Mary E., 4029. 

124, 126 Fanning, Ca])t. Henry, 

221 Fanshaw, Charles, 4755. 
221 Fanshaw, Charles Edgar, 4756. 



221 Fansliaw, William Adolphiis, 4757. 

221 Fansliaw, Alonzo Cornell, 4758. 

67 Farrington, Sophia, 3030. 

63, 67 Farrington, Thomas, 3031. 

69 Farrington, William H., 3051. 

69 Farrington, Fanny, 3052. 

69 Farrington, Albert, 3053. 

69 Farrington, Lucy, 3054. 

69 Farrington, Mary Louisa, 3055. 

69 Farrington, William Hj'att, 305G. 

70 Farrington, Philip, 3057. 

70 Farrington, Lizzie De Voe, 3058. 

70 Farrington, Thomas Cogshall, 3059. 

70 Farrington, Nellie Congdon, 3060. 

81 Farrington, Moses, 3200. 

108 Farrington, Jane, 3512. 

108, 165 Farrington, Benjamin, 3513. 

183 Fassett, Samuel M., 4360. 

146 Fawpel, John, 3968. 

146 Fawpel, Helen, 3969. 

146 Fawpel, Catharine, 3970. 

146 Fawpel, Hannah Margaret, 3971. 

146 Fawpel, Peter, 3972. 

146 Fawpel, Maria, 3973. 

140 Ferdon, John J., 3836. 

140 Ferdon, Emma Eveline, 3837. 

45 Ferris, Harriet, 2S15. 

20 File, Magdalena, 2591. 

106 Filen, Peter, 346S. 

41 Finn, Mary, 2693. 

99 Fish, Nicholas, 3373. 

194 Fisher, Benjamin, 4462. 

41 Fitzgerald, Anne, 2761. 

95 Fitzgerald, Or. Mast. Samuel, 3322. 

90 Flagg, Susan D., 3302. 

206 Fletcher, Joseph, 4505. 

206 Fletcher, Sheldon, 4506. 

206 Fletcher, Helen, 4507. 

206 Fletcher, Joseph, Jr., 4508. 

206 Fletcher, John, 4509. 

219 Foot, Andrew, 4723. 

126 Forbes, Capt., 3735. 

191 Ford, Mary, 4429. 

176 Foster, Phebe, 4324. 

108 Fountain, John, 3498. 

108 Fountain, Samuel, 3499. 

T08 Fountain, John, Jr., 3500. 

81 Fowler, David, 3212. 

81 Fowler, Sarah Ann, 3213. 

81 Fowler, Amanda, 3214. 

Pi Fowler, Mary Elizabeth, 3215. 

81 Fowler, David Henry, 3216. 

81 Fowler, Woolsey, 3217. 

81 Fowler. George, 3218. 

81 Fowler, William H., 3219. 

81 Fowler, David, 3223. 

106 Fowler, Caroline, 3460. 
no Fowler, John, 3561. 
139 Fowler, Dorothy, 3793. 
139 Fowler, Moses, 3794. 
141 Fowler, George, 3872. 
141 Fowler, Lilly, 3873. 

42 Fox, Susan, 2781. 

18 Frances, Jeanne, 2577. 

Ill Francis, Martha, 3565. 

100 Francisco, Hannah, 3378. 

211 Francisco, Alzinia Matilda, 4590. 

123 Franklin, Thomas, 3717. 

210 Frans, Hanna, 4582. 

211 Frazier, Sarah, 4585. 

107 French, Thomas W., 3491. 

211 Frulick, Mary, 4588. 
151 Fryen, Henry, 4089. 
178 Fuller, Mr., 4331. 

212 Gage, Ann Dorothy, 4596. 

108 Gale, Andrew, 3506. 

108 Gale, Andrew, Jr., 3507. 

108 Gale, John, 3508. 

108 Gale, Susannah Jane, 3509. 

108 Gale, Mary, 3510. 

108 Gale, Phebe De Veau, 3511. 

71 Gallaudet, Rev. Dr., 3061. 

184 Ganung, Joel, 4365. 

184 Ganung, Ruth, 4366. 

184 Ganung, John, 4367. 

241 Garden, Major A., 4823. 

93 Gardner, Capt., 3310. 

215 Gardner, Julia C, 4647. 

79 Garrison, Sarah A., 3146. 

80 Garrison, Ephraim P., 3185. 
80 Garrison, Frances J., 3186. 
80 Garrison, Ella Leonora, 3187. 



So Garrison, George, 3188. 

80 Garrison, Pennington, 3189.. 

232 Garrison, Reuben, 4783. 

239 Gates, General, 4S10. 
103 Gautier, Daniel, 3429. 

53, 58, 102 Gendron, Peter, 2939. 

53, 58 Gendron, Leah, 414. 

115 George, William, 3635. 

115 George, John, 3637. 

115 George, Samuel Elijah, 3636. 

171 George, Isabella, 4267. 

17 Geraerdy, Philip, 2571. 

48 Gerrish, Joseph, 2906. 

48 Gerrish, Mary Ellen, 2907. 

48 Gerrish, Edward Thomas, 2908. 

48 Gerrish, Odessa, 2909. 

48 Gerrish, Andrew Jackson, 2910. 

48 Gerrish, Isaac, 2911. 

48 Gerrish. Missouri, 2912. 

48 Gerrish, Frank, 2913. 

48 Gerrish, George Washington, 2914. 

48 Gerrish, Martha Washington, 2915. 

48 Gerrish, Ida, 2916. 

101 Gertland, Bridget, 3389. 

240 Gibbes, Martha, 4818. 

241 Gibbes, Dr. Robert W., 4S20. 
241 Gibbes, Edwin, 4821. 

241 Gibbes, William Haskell, 4S22. 

147 Gibson, Elizabeth, 4028. 

46 Gilbert, Lavina, 2852. 

48 Gilbert, Jane, 2917. 

58 Gilchrist, Mary, 2979. 

82 Gilmore, Benjamin, 3241. 

82 Gilmore, William, 3242. 

82 Gilmore, Sophia, 3243. 

82 Gilmore, Ann Maria, 3244. 

82 Gilmore, Louisa, 3245. 

82 Gilmore, Emil}', 3246. 

82 Gilmore, Benjamin, 3247. 

82 Gilmore, Charles, 3249. 

82 Gilmore, Mary, 3248. 

132 Gist, Colonel, 3763. 

73 Gleason, Mary P., 3079, 

203 Godwin, Helen, 4479. 

27 Goeldin, Elizabeth, 2644. 

109 Goerklin, Ellener, 3547. 

105 Golden, Martha, 3456. 

159 Golden, Susan, 4140. 

3 Gonzague, Charles de, 2550. 

178, iSo Gonzales, Benjamin, 4335. 

178, 179, 180 Gonzales (Gonsaulus), 
Manuel, 4336. 

179, 180, 1S2 Gonzales, Elizabeth, 4342. 
146 Goodheart, George, 39S0. 

146 Goodheart, George H., 3981. 

146 Goodheart, James, 3982. 

146 Goodheart, Peter, 3983. 

146 Goodheart, Annie M., 3984. 

146 Goodheart, Jared W., 3985. 

146 Goodheart, Margaret, 3986. 

146 Goodheart, John A., 3987. 

146 Goodheart, Charles E., 3988. 

144 Gordon, Mr., 3948. 

88 Gorham & Phelps, 3295. 

81 Gould, William Holman, 3209. 

81 Gould, William, Jr., 3210. 

185 Gower, Sewell, 4382. 

190 Grant, General, 4404. 

95 Gray, John, 3316. 

139 Gray, John, 3803. 

213 Gray, Catharine, 4609. 

41 Green, John, 2763. 

41, 42 Green, Lysander, 2764. 

42 Green, Jane Briggs, 2765. 
42 Green, William B., 2766. 
120 Green, Major, 3686. 
209 Green, Stephen, 4555. 
209 Green, Ann Maria, 4556. 
209 Green, William, 4557. 
209 Green, Abraham, 4558. 
209 Green, John, 4559. 

209 Green, Frances, 4560. 
209 Green, James, 4561. 
209 Green, Frederick, 4562. 
209 Green, Christian, 4563. 
83 Greene, Robert, 3261. 
240 Greene, Gen., 4816. 
88 Gregory, Rev. Dr., 3294. 
117 Griffen, Clara, 3668. 
172 Griffen, Catharine, 4290. 
128 Griffin, John, 3744. 
42 Griffith, Theodore, 2780. 



44 Groesbeck, Chester, 2805. 

27 Grootvelt, Hendricksen. 2654. 

S3 Grout, Paul, 3262. 

S3 Grout, Thomas J., 3263. 

S3 Grout, Edward, 3264. 

S3 Grout, Julia, 3265. 

125 Guiou, Eiias (or Charles), 3726. 

56 Guion, Louis, 2961. 

5S Guyon, Lewis, 29S0. 

5S Guyon, Leah, 2981. 

58 Guyon, Hester, 2982. 

58 Guyon, Elizabeth, 2983. 

58 Guyon, Margaret, 2984. 

58 Guyon, Susannah, 2985. 

58 Guyon (Guion). John, 2986. 

58 Guyon, Lewis, 2987. 

1S3 Gypson, Rheuben, 4364. 

46 Hall, James, 2848. 

46 Hall, Sarah Ann, 2849. 

112 Hall, Charles, 3571. 

171 Hall, Mary A., 4272. 

108 Hallet, Samuel J., 3516. 

88 Halsey, Jacob, 3293. 

128 Halsted, Ezekiel, 3745. 

212 Hamill, Hugh, 4599. 

212 Hamill, Mary Jane, 4600. 

77 Hamilton, James W., 3097. 

77 Hamilton, James Cameron, 3098. 

77 Hamilton, Helen Murray, 3099. 

77 Hamilton, Clara Louisa, 3100. 

Id Hamilton, Sarah, 3388. 

141 Hamilton, Edward, 3860. 

141 Hamilton, Isaac Buckhout, 3861. 

141 Hamilton, Moses De Voe, 3862. 

141 Hamilton, Walter, 3863. 

141 Hamilton, Rebecca, 3S64. 

141 Hamilton, Dorothy, 3865. 

141 Hamilton, Theodore, 3866. 

141 Hamilton, Charles, 3867. 

22 Hannas, Robert (1614), 2614. 

181 Hardenburgh, Colonel, 4343. 

29 Hardman, Ann, 2675. 

143 Harkins, Margaret, 3899. 

108 Harned, John B., 3515. 

82 Harvey, John, 3233. 

150 Haring, Samuel, 4048. 

143 Harris, Thomas, 390S. 
145 Harris, Elizabeth, 3953. 
145 Harris, Thomas, 3956. 
168 Harsen, Mary Ann, 4204. 
26 Hart, Catharine, 2634. 
215 Hart, Jennie, 4652. 
16S Hartell, James, 4203. 
82 Harvey, John, 3233. 
210 Hasbrouck, Helena, 4583. 
81 Haskin, George, 3206. 
139 Haskins, Caroline, 3791. 
143 Havell, Henry, 3910. 
143 Havell, Henry D., 3911. 
143 Havell, Emma, 3912. 
143 Havell, Martha, 3913. 
143 Havell, Etia, 3914. 
143 Havell, George, 3915. 
143 Havell, Netty, 3916. 

143 Havell, Wesley Joseph, 3917. 
240 Hawkins, Colonel, 4813. 

90 Haynes, Daniel C, 3007. 
90 Haynes, Maria D. C, 3303. 

144 Haynes, Sarah L., 3927. 
120 Hazlet, Colonel, 3685. 
221 Heath, James, 4754. 

47 Hedden, Martha, 2S79. 

160 Hegeman, Ann, 4152. 
219 Heine, Rosa, 4711. 

161 Henderson, Catharine, 4173. 
95 Hendricks, Oblinus, 3319. 
167 Henigar, Jane, 4197. 

167 Henigar, Susan, 4198. 

148 Hennion, Sally Ann, 4037. 

148 Hennion, Eliza, 4038. 

44 Henyoun, Sally Ann, 2797. 

157 Hentii, John Frederick, 4101. 

217 Herring, Susan, 4685. 

25 Hervey, J., 2623. 

183 Hervey, J. A., 4361. 

49 Heyer, William, 2926. 

29, 30 Hicks, Whitehead, 2680. 

44 Hill, George, 2795. 

46 Hill, Thomas, 2S51. 

73 Hill, Wade Hampton, 3080. 

73 Hill, George Hampton, 3081. 

73 Hill, Agnes Gertrude, 3082. 



73 Hill, Charles Edwin, 3083. 
73 Hill, Julia, 3088. 
78 Hill, Cordelia, 3130. 
207 Hill, David, 4531. 
143 Hilliker, Allen, 3896. 
143 Hilliker, James, 3897. 
148 Hinman, Hester, 4036. 
214 Hixb)', John, 4626. 
89, 126, 234, 235 Hobart, Rev. Bishop, 

216 Hobbs, Henrj' A., 4673. 

217 Hobbs, Henry Daisey De Voe, 

217 Hobbs, Fanny Lathrop, 4675. 
217 Hobbs, Frank, 4676. 
146 Hoffman, Maria, 4000. 
77 Holder, Charles H., 3101. 
77 Holder, Susan Valentine, 3102. 
77 Holder, Annie Potter, 3103. 
77 Holder, Charles Adam, 3104. 
77 Holder, Lemuel Valentine, 3105. 
77 Holder, Frederick, 3106. 

114 Holley, Lavina, 3616. 
47 Hollick, J. Arthur, 2870. 

93 Holmes, Eliza, 3311. 
191 Holmes, Letitia, 4420. 

115 Hopkins, Caroline, 3645. 
178 Hopkins, Mr., 4330. 

98 Hopper, John, 3359. 
143 Hopping, Samuel, 3894. 
47 Horn, Elizabeth, 2880. 

94 Horton, Isaac, 3313. 

185, 186 Horton, Harvey, 4375. 

185 Horton, Edwin, 4376. 

185 Horton, Eugene, 4377. 

24 Houghtaling, Teunis, 2622. 

106 Howard, John, 3459. 

143 Howard, Louisa, 3924. 

28 Howe, Sir William, 2667. 

110, 128, 239 Howe, General, 3563. 

159 Howell, John, 4138. 

26 Howland, Ann, 2627. 

82 Hudson, Sarah, 3250. 

209 Hudson, Caroline (or Carrie), 4566. 

63 Huestis, Jesse, 1778. 

240 Huger, General, 4812. 

113 Hughes, Margaret, 3600. 
150 Huigh, L)'dia, 4084. 
80 Hull, Robert, 3191. 
26 Hulsapple. Cornelius, 2640. 
26 Hulsapple, Samuel S., 2641. 
26 Hulsapple, Thomas B., 2642. 
113 Hultz, Catharine, 3588. 
214 Hungerford, Stephen, 4632. 
214 Hungerford, Isaac, 4633. 
214 Hungerford, Daniel, 4634. 
214 Hungerford, John, 4635. 
214 Hungerford. Charles, 4636. 
214 Hungerford, Maria, 4637. 
214 Hungerford. Lena, 4638. 
214 Hungerford, Olive, 4639. 
35 Hunt, Daniel, 2711. 
44 Hunt, Margaret, 2807. 

58 Hunt, Anna, 2996. 

59 Hunt, Martha, 2997. 

102 Hunt, Magdalena, 3427. 

93 Hunt, Philena, 3312. 

147 Hunt, James, 4026. 

176 Hunt, Adah, 4309. 

219 Hunt, Elijah C, 4726. 

219 Hunt, Elijah De Voe, 4727. 

222 Hunt, Caroline, 4762. 

115 Hunter, Margaret, 3634. ^ 

163 Huntress, Josiah, 4186. 

46 Hurd, Henry, 2846. 

115 Hurd, Charles, 3630. 

204 Hulburt. Smith, 4483. 

204 Hurlbut, Helen, 4484. 

204 Hurlbut, Eli De Voe, 4485. 

204 Hurlbut, Adelaide, 4486. 

204 Hurlbut, Elizabeth, 4487. 

204 Hurlbut. Leslie (Lettie), 4488. 

204 Hurlbut, Charles, 4489. 

68, 136 Husted, Lt. Jesse, 303S. 

82 Husted, Rebecca, 3232. 

219 Husted, Elanor, 4730. 

115 Hutchinson, Jane Amand, 3628. 

126 Hutchinson, J., 3734. 

208 Huyler, Sarah, 4552. 

192 Ingersoll, Hiram W., 4434. 

48 Isaacs, Julius, 2896. 

109 Jackson, David G., 3543. 



109 Jackson, Ada Ma)^ 3544. 

i;8 Jackson, Henry, 4130. 

159 Jackson, Elizabeth, 4131. 

159 Jackson, Henry, 4132. 

159 Jackson, John Miller, 4133. 

159 Jackson, Maria, 4134. 

159 Jackson, David, 4135. 

159 Jackson, Edward William, 4136. 

45 Jacobus, William, 2S14. 

219 Jacot, Frederick, 4717. 

219 Jacot, Melarie, 471S. 

219 Jacot, Julia, 4719. 

219 Jacot, Frederick, Jr., 4721. 

219 Jacot, Sybella (or Sybelia), 4722. 

2rg Jacot, Mary, 4724. 

196 Jacubs (Jacobs), Henery, 4470. 

33, 34 Jans, Margaret, 2697. 

28 Jansen, Elizabeth, 2663. 

72 Jardine, Annie G., 3069. 

76 Jarvis, Elias, 3581. 

77 Jarvis, Edward, 3622. 

111 Jarvis, David (or Daniel), 3566. 

112 Jarvis, Elias, 3581, 

113 Jarvis, Phebe, 3582. 

113 Jarvis, Jemima Ann, 3583. 
113 Jarvis, David, 3584. 

113 Jarvis, Cornelius, 3585. 

114 Jarvis, Edward, 3622. 
72 Jefferds, Lizzie A., 3076. 
48 Jernigan, William, 2893. 
48 Jernigan, Celia, 2894. 

48 Jernigan, Augusta, 2895. 
48 Jernigan, Alonzo, 2897. 
^^48 Jernigan, Paul Bradford, 2S9S. 
27 Jobs, Thomas, 2643. 
97 Johnson. Mathias, 3337. 
116 Johnson, Edward, 3657. 
116 Johnson, William, 3658. 
116 Johnson, James A., 3659. 
116 Johnson, Edward T., 3660. 
116 Johnson, Seth P., 3661. 
207 Johnson, Rachel, 4532. 
209 Johnson, Adeline, 4565. 
58 Johnston, Charles, 2990. 
23 Jones, General, 2618. 
30 Jones, Thomas, 2686. 

47 Jones, Mary E., 2S78. 
77 Jones, Richard S., 3110. 
77 Jones, Ella, 3111. 
140 Jones, Catharine, 3848. 
81 Judson, William, 3205. 
196 Jumel, Madam, 4474. 

20 Kaatsbah, Hendrick, 2586. 

26 Kaspendike, George H., 2636. 
26 Kaspendike, Josiah, 2637. 

26 Kaspendike, Peter D., 2638. 
25 Kater, Jane, 2625. 

171 Keefe, Hamilton M., 4266. 
107 Keen, Eva M., 3494. 
232 Keer, Peter, 4781. 

21 Kelder, Anna, 2603. 

20 Keller, Catharine, 2602. 

27 Keller, Maria, 2650. 

27 Keller, Elizabeth, 2651. 

178 Kellog, Judge, 4329. 

97 Kelly, Stephen, 3340. 

97 Kelly, Richard, 3341. 

30 Kempe, John T., 2685. 

219 Kennard, Louisa, 4728. 

47 Kenward, Stephen, 2873. 

47 Kenward, Alice Augusta, 2874. 

47 Kenward, George, 2875. 

47. Kenward, Edna Moore, 2S76. 

140 Kerr, John, 3S56. 

140 Kerr, Jane, 3858. 

168 Kerr, Julia, 4201. 

144 Ketcham, William, 3946. 

187 Kilmer, W., 4390. 

4 King Charles H., 2551. 

53 King William, 2937. 

99 King, Margaret, 3362. 

no, 119 King George, 3684. 

143 King, Marinda, 3909. 

212 Kingsbury, Nancy, 4597. 

48 Kinney, Hannah R., 2889. 
218 Kipp, Albert K., 4660. 
183 Kirtland, Emma O., 4354. 
115 Kissam, Joseph, 3638. 
115 Kissam, Elizabeth, 3639. 
115 Kissam, Adelia, 3640. 
115 Kissam, Helen, 3641. 

215 Kortreght, Susannah, 4655. 




30 Kortright, Aefie, 26S4. 

45 Kortright, Denton, 2817. 

loi Knedell, Luc}', 3390. 

109 Krekel, William, 3546. 

160 Kunze, Rev. John C, 4151. 

215 Kyle, Frederick, 4646. 

169 La Forge (or Lefurgee), Eliza 

Ann, 4245. 
169 La Forge (or Lefurgee), Levina, 

151 Lagrange, Samuel, 4091. 
141 Lake, Cortland, 3S79. 
204, 205 Lampson, Detective, 4493. 
42 Landrine, Elizabeth. 2772. 
105 Landrine, William P., 3440. 
105 Landrine, John, 3441. 
105 Landrine, M.iry, 3442. 
105 Landrine, William F., Jr., 3443. 
105 L«ndrine, Eliza, 3444. 
105 Landrine, Harriet, 3447. 
105 Landrine, Marj-, 3446. 
105 Landrine, William B., 3448. 
105 Landrine, Sarah Ann, 3449. 
105 Landrine, Susan P., 3450. 
105 Landrine, Phebe, 3451. 
105 Landrine, Julian, 3452. 
105 Landrine, Jane Elizabeth, 3453. 
105 Landrine, John T., 3454. 
191 Lane, Wallace B., 4419. 
147 Lansing, Ann Elizabeth, 4014. 
149 Lansing, Col., 4047. 
46 Lasher, Ellen, 2S43. 
177 Latham, Dr. Samuel, 4334. 
116 Lathrop, Joshua, 3649. 
112 Lauree, Mary Ann, 3576. 
13 Lawrence, Mr., 2557. 
56 Lawrence, Thomas, 2945. 
56 Lawrence, Jonathan, 2946. 
65 Lawrence, Samuel, 3016. 
78 Lawrence, Oscar, 3120. 
78 Lawrence, Louisa, 3121. 
123 Lawrence, Dr. William, 3715. 
126 Lawrence, P., 3733. 
141 Lawrence, Phebe, 3874. 
167 Lawrence, Hannah, 4195. 
167 Lawrence, Isaac, 4196. 

169 Lawrence, Tobias, 4237. 

169 Lawrence, Julia, 423S. 

169 Lawrence, Tobias, Jr., 4239. 

169 Lawrence, Mary, 4240. 

169 Lawrence, Thomas, 4241. 

169 Lawrence, Sarah, 4247. 

216 Lawrence, Cornelia, 4664. 

214 Lawson, Sarah, 4641. 

148 Leach, James, 4035. 

Ill Leak, Benjamin, 3568. 

107 Lecount, William H., 3482. 

107 Lecount, Josiah Morgan, 3483. 

107 Lecount, Frederick De Veau. 

107 Lecount, Gertrude, 3485. 
140 Lee, Augusta, 3S47. 
47 Lefesure, Margarite, 2872. 
loi Lefever, Harriet, 3417. 
169 Lefurgee, Eliza Ann, 4245. 
i6g Lefurgee, Levina, 4246. 
34 Lent, Jacob, 2705. 
116 Le Roy, Jacob, 3648. 
125 Leroy, Bayard & Co., 3724. 
161 Leverich, Sarah, 4176. 

169 Leviness, Hester, 4248. 
109 Lewis, Mary, 3535. 

170 Lewis, John, 4254. 

204, 205 Lincoln, President Abraham, 

239 Lincoln, Abbey, 4808. 

98 Lindmark, William N., 3353. 

99 Lindmark, Ida M., 3367. 
151 Ling, Maria, 4087. 

56, 102 Lispenard, Anthony, 2962. 

237 Livingston, Robert, 4802. 

237 Livingston. Robert Swift, 4803. 

no Lockwood, Richard, 3558. 

214 Lockwood, Clara, 4644. 

191 Longyear, Ann Eliza, 4430. 

27 Loomis, Carrie, 2653. 

99 Lorreaux, Remy, 3370. 

23 Loshe, Andrew, 2619. 

157 Lott, Isaac, 4106. 

33 Louis XIV., 2695. 

114 Lownds, William, 3619. 

114 Lownds, Cornelia, 3620. 



114 Lovvnds, William, Jr., 3621. 

114 Lownds, Silvey, 3624. 

114 Lownds, Rutli, 3625. 

114 Lownds, AUice Ellison, 3626. 

114 Lownds, Ellice Allison, 3627. 

150 Ludlum, Peter W., 4075. 

150 Ludlum, William, 4076. 

150 Ludkitn, Elizabeth, 4077. 

150 Ludlum, Emma, 407S. 

150 Ludlum, Benjamin Franklin, 4079. 

15S Luqueer, Elizabeth, 4121. 

17 Lyefson, Christian, 2574. 

45 L}ron, Lydia, 28 11. 

206 Lyon, Ada, 4510. 

196 Maansel, John, 4468. 

84, roo MacComb (McComb), Robert, 

69 Macy, Charles S. , 3050-2. 
228, 230, 231 MacGregor, Col., 4775. 
146 Mabie, Frederick, 3966. 
171 Mailer, Jane, 4274. 
149 Mann, Lawrence, 4044. 
42 Mannerly, Isaac H., 2774. 

34 Mapes, Sarah, 2702. 

35 Mapes, David, 2707. 

35 Mapes, Margaret, 270S. 
171 Margra, Adolph, 4268. 
171 Margra, Edward, 4269. 
171 Margra, Harriet, 4270. 
171 Margra, Adolph, Jr., 4271. 
214 Markell, Hannah, 4630. 
48 Marsden, Charles, 2882. 

48 Marsden, Ada, 2883. 

48 Marsden, George, 2884. 

48 Marsden, Charles Henry, 2885. 

79 Marsh, William, 3154. 
161 Marshall, Sarah, 4166. 
211 Martin, Maria, 4587. 

241 Martin, Hon. W. D., 4830. 

80 Martine, Archer, 3173. 

36 Martling, Abraham, 2726. 
36 Martling, John, 2727. 

36 Martling, Aeltie, 2728. 
36 Martling, Henry, 2729. 
36 Martling, Myntie, 2730. 
36 Martling, Barent, 2731. 

36 Martling, Peter, 2732. 

36 Martling, Daniel, 2733. 

36 Martling, Isaac, 2734. 

38, 39 Martling, Tientjc (or Teiny), 

85 Martling, Abraham, Jr., 3278. 
85 Martling, Letty (or Allye), 3277. 
213 Marvin, Louisa, 4'')25. 
100 Maryott, Mary, 3376. 
171 Mashon, Alphuretta, 4275. 
213 Mather, Oliva M., 4607. 
116 Maud, Joseph, 3650. 
1 16 Maud, Arthur, 3651. 
116 Maud, Sarah, 3652. 
loo Maxwell, John, 3382. 
211 Maynard, Matilda, 4589 
99 McCleod, Jane, 3364. 
99 McCleod, D. Adrian, 3368. 
99 McCleod, Barclay, 3369. 
68 McClure, Capt., 3042. 
89 McCoUoch, Sarah, 3297. 
14S McCullagh, John, 4032. 
183 McDonough, Caria, 4359. 
77 McDougal, Benjamin T., 3109. 
241 McDuffie, Hon. George, 4825. 
91, 96 McEvoy, Capt. Martin, 3307. 
96 McEvoy, John, 3325. 
96 McEvoy, Charles, 3326. 
96 McEvoy, Harriet, 3327. 
96 McEvoy, Maria, 3328. 
96, 97 McEvoy, Elizabeth, 3329. 
96, 97 McEvoy, Sarah, 3330. 
96, 97 McEvoy, Martin, Jr., 3331. 
96, 97 McEvoy, Ann D., 3332. 
141 McGee, William, 3875. 
141 McGee, Josephine L., 3876. 
141 McGee, William, Jr., 3877. 
141 McGee, Lewis, 3878. 
150 McKinne, William, 4064. 
150 McKinne, William Augustus 

150 McKinne, Joseph H., 4066. 
150 McKinne, Margaret Emeline, 

150 McKinne, George, 4068. 
162 McKinley, James, 4179. 



162 McKinley, John, 4180. 

97 McKone, Mary, 3339. 

147 McPherson, Alexander, 4007. 

147 McPherson, Annie, 4008. 

147 McPherson, John, 4009. 

147 McPherson, Daniel, 4010. 

147 McPherson, Emma, 401 1. 

109 Mead, George H., 3524. 

109 Mead, William, 3525. 

109 Mead, Edmund, 3526. 

109 Mead, Joseph Henry, 3527. 

109 Mead, George Andrew, 352S. 

109 Mead, Matilda, 2531. 

109 Means, Eliza, 3545. 

150 Megie, Daniel, 4052. 

150 Megie, Mary Catharine, 4053. 

150 Megie, Rachel Halsey, 4054. 

150 Megie, Samuel Miller, 4055. 

150 Megie, Eliza Ann, 4056. 

150 Megie, Daniel Halsey, 4057. 

150 Megie, Margaret Emeline, 4058. 

150 Megie, Catharine, 4059. 

150 Megie, Benjamin Gardner, 4060. 

150 Melick, Georgene O., 4051. 

157 Merril, William, 4104. 

67 Merry, Mary, 3029. 

215 Meserole, Maria (or Mervitie), 4656. 

215, 216 Meserole, John (or Jan), 4657. 

215 Meserole, Elizabeth, 4658, 

216 Meserole, Abrom, 4661. 
235 Mesier, Margaret, 4798. 
235 Mesier, Peter, 4799. 

159 Messerole, Abraham, 4142. 
159 Messerole, David, 4143. 
159 Messerole, Abraham, Jr., 4144. 
159 Messerole, Jeremiah Vanderbilt, 

159 Messerole, Maria, 4146. 
161 Messerole, Peter (4177), 4147. 
45 Mey, Antie, 2837. 
36 Meyer, Henry, 2725. 
26 Miller, James, 2639. 
106 Miller, Sarah, 3470. 
ii6 Miller, James, 3655. 
157, 158, 161 Miller, David (or Mole- 

nar), 4115. 

158 Miller, David, Jr., 4117. 

158 Miller, John, 4118. 

158, 159 Miller, Maria, 4119. 

15S Miller, Maria, 4122. 

158, 159 Miller, Cornelia, 4123. 

158, 159 Miller, Catharine M., 4124. 

158, 159 Miller, Sarah, 4125. 

158, 159 Miller, David, 4126. 

158, 159 Miller, John, 4127. 

15S Miller, Elizabeth, 412S. 

15S, 159 Miller, Francis T., 4129. 

160 Miller, Sarah, 4157. 

98 Millington, Elizabeth, 3356. 

176 Mills, Joseph, 4312. 

207 Mills, Harriet, 4533. 

56 Minnele, Col. Gabrielle, 2959. 

48 Mitzger, John, 2900. 

69 Mixsell, Mary D., 3048. 

73 Mixsell, Letitia J., 3084. 

19 Montayne, Jacobus, 2580. 

27 Montayne, Jacob, 2656. 

142 Montayne, Sarah, 3889. 

144 Montressor, Col. James, 3947. 

229, 230 Mooney, William, 4776. 

85 Moore, John, Dep. Rec. Gen., 3269. 

147 Moore, William Frederick, 4027. 

193 Moore, Sarah J., 4440. 

161 Moore, George T., 4168. 
161 Moore, George F., 4169. 

161 Moore, Frank G. (Frang), 4170. 

161 Moore, Henrietta P., 4171. 

161 Moore, John T., 4172. 

170 Moore, Jeanette, 4264. 

115 Moran, James, 3642. 

115 Moran, Elizabeth, 3643. 

115 Moran, Harry, 3644. 

220 Moran, Patrick, 4734. 

220 Moran, Mary, 4735. 

220 Moran, Edward, 4736. 

220 Moran, Isaac, 4737. 

48 Morehead, John H., 2890. 

48 Morehead, Mabel Louisa, 2891. 

48 Morehead, Jenny De Voe, 2892. 

58 Morgan, Charles, 2995. 

68 Morgan, Ensign Abijah, 3034. 

106 Morgan, Martha, 3469. 



139 Morgan, Diana, 3787. 
100 Morrell, Gertrude, 3379. 

196 Morres (Morris), Roger, 4473. 

210 Morres, Margaret, 4584. 

13 Morris, Mr., 2567. 

34 Morris, Richard, 2703. 

53 Morris, Col. Lewis, 2938. 

61 Morris, Lewis, Jr., 3009. 

27 Morrison, John, 2652. 

97 Morrison, John, 3336. 

206 Morrison, Alexander, 4502. 

206 Morrison, Harriet, 4503. 

206 Morrison, Alexandria, 4504. 

140 Moses, Emma R., 3S16. 
121 Mosley, Nancy, 3689. 
121 Mosley, John, 3690. 

216 Mott, Martha, 4667. 

217 Mott, Phebe Ann, 4678. 
220 Mott, Joseph, 4733. 

103 Moulinars, Rev. Mr., 3436. 
113 Murdock, Sarah, 3603. 
1x4 Murdock, Minnie, 3617. 
138 Murphy, C;ipt. John, 3772. 

116 Murray, Mary A., 3662. 
143 Murray, Mary, 3898. 
196 Myer, Aron, 4469. 

214 Nash, William, 4627. 
54. 55> 56, 57, 61, 102 Naudain, An- 
drew, Jr., 2940. 
103 Naudain, Susan, 3432. 
214 Near, Elmira, 4642. 
80 Negus, John, 3163. 
143 Nelson, Joseph, 3900. 
115 Nichols, Mary, 3646. 

134, 135 Ninham, Indian Chief. 3766. 

135. 136 Ninham, Sachem, 3767. 
174 Niven, A. C, 3940. 

117 Nobler, Elizabeth, 3667. 

56 Nodine, Andrew, Jr., 2954. 

57 Nodine, Andrew, 2964. 
57 Nodine, Anne, 2963. 

5 Normand)', Duke of, 2554. 
115 Norris, John, 3629. 
235 Norris, William, 4794. 
235 Norris, Mr., 4795. 
20 Northern, John, 2587. 

100, loi Norton, Albert S., 3383. 
100 Norton, Frank, 3384. 
100 Norton, Albert S., Jr., 3385. 
100, loi Norton, John, 3386. 
100, loi Norton, Zeno M., 3387. 
35 Oakley, John, 2712. 
42 Oakley, Cordelia, 2782. 
42 Oakley, William, 2783. 
79 Oakley, Eunice, 3156. 

79 Oakley, David, 3157. 

27 Oblenus, Sarah, 2660. 
196 Oblenus, Henry, 4466. 
58 O'Brian, John, 2988. 

28 Odell, Gen. Jacob, 2671. 
35 Odell, Richard, 2716. 

35 Odell, Henry, 2718. 

60 Odell, Mary, 3002. 

60 Odell, Isaac, 3005. 

95 Odell, Isaac, 3317. 

95 Odell, Isaac, Jr., 3318. 

95 Odell, Henr)^ 3320. 

113 Odell, Philip, 3591. 

113 Odell, John, 3592. 

113 Odell, Elijah, 3593. 

113 Odell, William, 3594. 

117 Odell, Aeltie (or Adele), 3676. 

117 Odell, John, 3677. 

129 Odell, AUiday, 3757. 

141 Odell, Jacob D., 3884. 

141 Odell, Abraham, 38S5. 

141 Odell, Charles, 3886. 

141 Odell, Eugene, 3887. 

49 Oliver, John, 2924. 

140 Olmstead, Hiram, 3857. 

48 Orr, Charlotte, 2905. 

242 Ortley, Margaret, 4832. 

148 Osborn, Capt. James, 4034. 

143 Cutwater, Alchie (or Letty), 3907. 

80 Owen, Elizabeth, 3158. 
121 Paine, Thomas, 3688. 

107 Palmer, Catharine Ann, 3490. 

108 Palmer, Agnes C, 3522. 
151 Pamanin, Mary, 4088. 
12 Paoli, Gen., 2565. 

45 Parcell, Eliza Lyon, 2813. 
159 Parcell, Thomas, 4148. 



149 Parcels, Mary Louisa, 4045. 
207 Parcels, fane, 4535. 

207 Parcels, Mar)', 4538. 
195 Parcells, Elizabeth, 4465. 
209 Parcells, David, 4571. 
209 Parcells, Abraham, 4572. 
209 Parcells, Mary, 4573. 
209 Parcells, Jane, 4574. 
209 Parcells, Frederick, 4575. 
209 Parcells, Lavina, 4576. 
209 Parcells, John, 4577. 
161 Parker, Elisha S., 4175. 
183 Parks, Matilda, 435S. 
79 Pannlee, Sarah H., 3145. 
194 Parr, F. G., 4454. 
194 Parr, Nellie A., 4455. 
185 Parsel, Flora, 4372. 

150 Parsel s, John, 4050. 
42 Pattison, John, 2777. 
46 Paulding, John, 2833. 
205 Payne (culprit). 

48 Pease, M:ithias, 2901. 

48 Pease, William Isaac, 2902. 

48 Pease, George, 2903. 

48 Pease, Francis, 2904. 

45 Peck, Martin H., 2808. 

98 Peck, William T., 3354. 

44 Peek, Polly, 2800. 

214 Peer, Rachel, 4640. 

126 Pell, William, 3732. 

126 Pendleton, Lieut. John Bard, 3730. 

194 Perkins, James W., 4443. 

194 Perkins, Mason De Voe, 4444. 

194 Perkins, Lizzie De Villo, 4445. 

194 Perkins, Carl, 4446. 

194 Perkins, Vene, 4447. 

108 Pettit, Mary J., 3523. 

109 Pettit, James W., 3536. 
109 Pettit, Lorena, 3537. 
log Pettit, Warren, 3538. 
109 Pettit, Mary, 3539. 

109 Pettit, Edith, 3540. 
109 Pettit, Herbert, 3541. 
109 Pettit, Earnest, 3542. 
169 Phelps, Abbey, 4212. 
178 Phelps, Mr., 4333. 

65, i2g, 136 Philips, Col. Frederick, 

212 Philips, Mary J., 4594. 

141 Philips, Capt. David, 3870. 

168 Philips, Abbey, 4200. 
150 Philips, William, 4061. 
241 Pickens, F. W., 4828. 
20 Pier, Tunis, 2597. 

68 Pierce, Capt., 3037. 

118 Pilmore, Joseph, 3682. 

185 Pirn, Anna, 4371. 

43 Pinckney, Maria, 2787. 

17 Pollet, Maria, 2572. 

172 Pollock, Emily, 4288. 

81 Polton, George, 3207. 

94 Poole, Solomon, 3314. 

98 Poole, John, 3351. 

loi Poole, Townsend, 3392. 

loi Poole, Solomon, 3393. 

loi Poole, Townsend, Jr., 3394. 

loi Poole, John, 3395. 

loi Poole, Elizabeth, 3396. 

46 Pooley, Thomas W., 2853. 

47 Pooley, William Isaac, 2854. 
47 Pooley, Mary Lavina, 2855. 
47 Pooley, Rachel Cooper, 2856. 
47 Pooley, Emily Jane, 2857. 

47 Pooley, Louisa, 2858. 

47 Poole}', Thomas Jefferson, 2859. 

47 Pooley, Samuel James, 2860. 

47 Pooley, Joseph, 2861. 

47 Pooley, John Mariner, 2862. 

47 Pooley, Frances Henrietta, 2S63. 

171 Porter, Commodore, 4265. 

206 Porter, Harriet, 4501. 

64, 65 Post, Jacob, 3015. 

65 Post, Isaac, 3017. 

78 Post, Rachel, 3118. 

213 Post, Joseph, 4612. 
216 Post, Elizabeth, 4665. 

169 Potter, Isaac, 4225. 
169 Potter, John, 4226. 

169 Potter, Catharine, 4227. 
169 Potter, Melissa, 4228. 
169 Potter, Mary, 4229. 
235 Powell, John Hare, 4787. 



235 Powell, Samuel De Veaux, 47SS. 

235 Powell, Henr)- B., 4789. 

235 Powell, Robert Hare, Jr., 4790. 

235 Powell, Julia, 4791. 

235 Powell, John, 4792. 

235 Powell, Ida, 4793. 

82 Powers, Joseph D., 3252. 
152 Praa, Capt. Peter, 4093. 

83 Pratt, Amelia, 3260. 
214 Pr.itt, Jacob, 4628. 
214 Pratt, Emma, 4629. 

72 Price, Capt. James L., 3070. 

113 Price, Alexander, 3597. 

113 Price, John, 3598. 

113 Price, Mar}' Ann, 3599. 

234 Price, Benjamin, 4786. 

232 Proovost, Bishop, 4777. 

29 Provoost, John, 2672. 

32 Provoost, David, 2691. 

137 Prueschenck, Colonel, 3770. 

147 Puff, Oliver, 4024. 

35 Purd}^, David, 2713. 

35 Purdy, Mary, 2714. 

49 Purdy, William, 2923. 

141 Purdy, Henry, 3859. 

23, 24 Putnam, Gen., 2620. 

176 Putney, Joseph, 4313. 

176 Putne)', Jemuna, 4314. 

176 Putney, Mary, 43x5. 

176 Putney, John, 4316. 

176 Putney, Margaret, 4317. 

176 Putney, Sarah, 431S. 

176 Putney, James, 4319. 

176 Putne\', Watson, 4320. 

176 Putney, Joseph, 4321. 

176 Putney, Betsey Ann, 4322. 

176 Putney, Joshua, 4323. 

20 Quackenbos, Jacob, 2594, 

20 Quackenbos, Gerrit, 2596. 

27 Quackenbos, Joseph, 2649. 

86 Quackenbos, Margaret, 3286. 

26 Quick (Quirk), George, 2631. 

67 Quick, Sarah, 3025. 

80 Ramsdell, Dr. E. D., 317S. 

80 Ramsdell, Edwin, 3179. 

80 Ramsdell, Benjamin, 3180. 

80 Ramsdell, Charles Fletcher, 3181. 

80 Ramsdell, Viola, 3182. 

So Ramsdell, Harry Disbrow, 3183. 

211 Rankin, Delia, 4591. 

27 Redly, Margaret, 2646. 

114 Reed, Catharine, 3615. 

141 Reed, Catharine, 3869. 

143 Relay, Abraham, 3905. 

209 Reynolds, Daniel, 4564. 

122 Rhinclander, William, 3705. 

122 Rhinelander, Mary Magdalena, 

68, 167 Rich, Capt. Lewis, 3032. 
78 Rich, Sarah, 3117. 
141 Rich, Phineas, 3880. 
141 Rich, Frederick, 3881. 
141 Rich, Thomas, 3882. 
141 Rich, Ann Elizabeth, 3883. 

44 Richards, Mary E., 2802. 
18 Riker, James, 2575. 

170 Riley, George, 4253. 
170 Riley, William, 4256. 

187 Ripley, Prof. Erastus L., 4398. 

188 Ripley, Helen, 4399- 
172 Robbins, Mary E., 4295. 

5 Robert, ist Duke of Normandy, 2554. 

127 Robinson, Capt. John, 3736. 

174 Robinson, D. C, 3937. 

174 Robinson, ex-Gov. Lucius, 393S. 

170 Rockwell, Starr, 4250. 

ig Roelifson, Garrit, 2582. 

81 Rogers, Stephen, 3224. 
iig Rogers, Major, 3683. 
242 Rogers, Mr., 4831. 

45 Romer, James, 2832. 
81 Romer, John, 3211. 

Ill, 114, 116 Roosvelt, Elbeit, 3564. 

159 Roosvelt, James, 4149. 

183 Rosa, Maria, 4356. 

133 Ross, Major, 3765. 

44 Root, Laurena, 2799. 

204 Rothschild, Baron, 4491. 

igo Rowland & De Voe, 4405. 

238 Rovvorth, Captain, 4806. 

35 Rudder, Mary, 2715. 

44 Rue^ Robert, 2798. 



220 Rule, James, 4742. 
79 Runnels, Sarah A., 3144. 
55 Rutgers, Petres, 2944. 
223 Rutledge, Emma, 4766. 
223 Rutledge, John, 4767. 
223 Rutledge, Thomas, 4768. 
225 Rutledge, Governor, 4770. 
207 Ryan, Eliza, 4534. 

145 Ryal, Richard, 3957. 

107 Ryder, Alice M., 3496 
28 Ryer, Janse, 2664. 

91 Ryer, Sarah, 3306. 
98 Ryer, Frederick, 3j50. 
98 Ryer, Susan, 3352 
196 Ryer, John, 4471. 
196 Ryer, tunes (Tunis), 4472. 
163 R)-er5on, Helen, 4183. 
115 Sammis, Joseph, 3633. 
144 Sanxay, John, 3945. 

112 Saunders, Fanny Jenny, 3574. 
117 Savage, Henry, 3670. 

20 Scheer, Peter, 2588. 

118,127, 128 Schureman, Jeremiah, 367S. 

12S Schureman, Hester, 3739. 

128 Schureman, Jeremiah, Jr., 3740. 

J 28 Schureman, Ann, 3741. 

128 Schureman, John, 3742. 

128 Schureman, Frederick, 3743. 

159 Schuyler, Jane, 4139. 

108 Scott, George, 3517. 

125 Scott, Margaret Ann, 3722. 
213 Scott, A. L., 4619. 
209 Seabright, Maretta, 4569. 
107 Seacor, William, 3489. 
no Seacor, Jemima, 3562. 

113 Seacor, Lewis A., 3601. 
104, 113 Seacor, Darius A., 3602. 
113 Seacor, Charles A., 3604. 
113 Seacor, Lewis A., 3605. 

113 Seacor, Darius Sylvester, 3606. 

113 Seacor, Ella A., 3607. 

113 Seacor, Frank E., 3608. 

113 Seacor, Jane, 3609. 

123 Seacord, Benjamin, 3712. 

113 Seaman, William, 3590. 

146 Seargent, James, 3990. 

146 Seargent, Maria, 3991. 
146 Seargent, Catharine, 3992. 
146 Seargent, Sarah, 3993. 
146 Seargent, William, 3994. 
146 Seargent, Ann Eliza. 3995. 
146 Seargent, James, 3996. 
146 Seargent, Lucretia, 3997. 
146 Seargent, Caroline, 3998. 
146 Seargent, Washington, 3999. 
13 Sears, son of Colonel, 2568. 
36 See, Hester, 2735. 
42 See, Maria Clarrissa, 2773. 

42 See, Sophia L., 2775. 

43 See, Anthony M., 2785. 
45 See, Isaac, 2831. 

43 Sendale, Sarah Ellen, 2786. 
151 Siiarp, Harriet, 4090. 

213 Sharp, Maria, 4624. 

183 Shattuck, H., 4357. 
81 Shaw, A., 3208. 

168 Shaw, Sarah E., 4211. 

184 Shaw, Jane M., 4369. 

44 Sheek, Ezekiel, 2803. 
44 Sheek, Hiram, 2803-2. 
114 Sheffield, Salina, 3618. 
108 Shepperd, James, 3501. 
108 Shepperd, Harriet, 3502. 
108 Shepperd, John, 3503. 

108 Shepperd, Lavina, 3504. 
209 Sherman, General, 4579. 
48 Sherwood, Mary, 2918. 

109 Sherwood, Jonathan, 3548. 
109 Sherwood, John Wesley, 3549. 
109 Sherwood, Electra, 3550. 

109 Sherwood, Peter, 3551. 
109 Sherwood, Emily, 3552. 
109 Sherwood, Almira, 3553. 
170 Sherwood, Albert, 4252. 
170 Sherwood, Tamar, 4257. 
207 Sherwood, Sarah Ann, 4536. 
211 Shever, Widow, 4585-2. 
168 Shields, Bernard, 4199. 
35 Shoemaker, Rev. Mr., 2706. 
191 Sible)', Mary, 4422, 
131, 132, 133, 134 Simcoe, Lt.-Col. 



97 Simonson, James, 3338. 
99 Simonson, Caroline M., 3363. 
140 Skidgell, David, 3850. 
140 Skidgell, Isaac F., 3S51. 
140 Skidgell, Mar}' Jane, 3852. 
140 Skidgell, Adaline, 3853. 
140 Skidgell, Washington, 3854. 
So Skidgell, Isnac, 3192. 

80 Skidgell, Charles Edward, 3193. 
Si Skidgell, Oscar F., 3194. 

81 Skidgell, Ida Elizabeth, 3195. 
81 Skidgell, Maria F., 3196. 

81 Skidgell, Martha, 3197. 
81 Skidgell, Daisey, 3198. 
81 Skidgell, Hattie, 3199. 
157, 160 Skillman, John, 4105. 

160 Skillman, Susan Frances, 4153. 
192 Slosson, William, 4437. 

54 Slolt, Hendrick, 2942. 
23 Smith, Maj. John, 2557. 
26 Smitli, Emma, 2629. 
41 Smith, Catharine, 2760. 
45 Smith, Philip, 2812. 
44 Smith, Sarah Ann, 2796. 

80 Smith, Amanda, 3161. 

81 Smith, Hannah, 3220. 
114 Smith, Rev. Eben, 3611. 
125 Smith, Thomas H., 3723. 
139 Smith, Caleb, 3786. 

148 Smith, Deming B , 4031. 
191 Smith. Lucinda, 4423. 
194 Smith, Jonathan, 4461. 
221 Smith, William H., 4750. 
221 Smith, Isaac Devoe, 4751. 
241 Smith, John R., 4824. 
204 Snafe, Lucy, 4480. 
168 Snediker, Garrit, 4210. 
83 Snow, Paul S., 3256. 
83 Snow, William, 3257. 
83 Snow, Julia Ann, 3258. 
83 Snow, Elizabeth, 3259. 
194 Snyder, Sarah E., 4448. 

161 Solomon, Henrietta, 4167. 
145 Somes, Phebe, 3954. 

117 Sopels, Henry, 3669. 
Ill Sopha, Jacob, 3567. 

58 Soulice, Joshua, 2992. 
58 Soulice, Joshua, Jr., 2993. 
103 Soulice, Maria, 3437. 
204 Spear, Abigal D., 4490. 
217 Spear, Maria, 4681. 
26 Spence, Julia, 2630. 
26 Springer, John, 2633. 
82 Staelwaggon, John, 3227. 

212 Starin, Mary, 4595. 

213 Staring, Jonns, 4621. 

213 Staring, M. Stanley, 4622. 

213 Staring, Mary A., 4623. 

122 Stearns, Catharine, 3691. 

194 Stegcemper, Henry, 4459. 

81 Stephens, Edmund, 3222. 

68 Stephenson, Lieut., 3043. 

227 Sterling, Robert, 4774. 

150 Stevens, John, 4070. 

150 Stevens, John Oscar, 4071. 

150 Stevens, George, 4072. 

150 Stevens, Mary Louisa, 4073. 

150 Stevens, Margaret Emeline, 4074. 

139 Stever, Henry, 3799. 

173 Stewart, Julia, 4301. 

173 Stewart, William J., 4302. 

46 Stimis, Christopher, 2844. 

157 Stockholm, Andries, 4096. 

216 Stockholm, Catharine, 4663. 

220 Stokes, James, 4744. 

220 Stokes, Matilda, 4745. 

220 Stokes, Catharine, 4746. 

220 Stokes, Jane, 4747. 

220 Stokes, James, 4748. 

220 Stokes, Charles, 4749. 

190 Stoner, Augustus, 4411. 

190 Stoner, Adelle, 4412. 

35 Storms, Mary, 2709. 

36 Storms, Lea, 2736. 

43 Storms, Catharine, 2789. 
45 Storms, Mary, 2809. 

45 Storms, Rachel, 2838. 

46 Storms, Mary, 2842. 

88 Storms, Elizabeth, 3292. 

122 Story, Capt. Francis, 3698. 

122 Story, Sarah, 3699. 

122 Stor}', Francis Valentine, 3700. 



122 Stor}', Susan, 3701. 

122 Stor\', Elizabeth Nelson, 3702. 

122 Story, Mary, 3703. 

147 Stoiigliton, Thomas, 4001. 

147 Stoughton, William, 4002. 

147 Stoughton, Kate, 4003. 

147 Stoughton, Lorenn, 4004. 

147 Stoughion, James, 4005. 

147 Stoughton, Henrietta, 4006. 

183 Stratton, S. C, 4355. 

175 Street, Sandford A., 3942. 

174, 175 Street, Alfred B., 3729. 

115 Streley, Sarah, 3632. 

207 Stringham, Margaret, 4539. 

98 Strong, Harriet, 3346. 

182 Strong, Col. Walter, 4345. 

183 Strong, Elijah D., 4346, 
183 Strong, Malvina A., 4347. 

183 Strong, Walter Day Otis Kellog, 

183 Strong, Sarah E., 4349. 
183 Strong, Edwin T., 4350. 
183 Strong, Isaac M., 4351. 
183 Strong, Cornelia Adelle, 4352. 
183 Strong, Nancy J., 4353. 
68 Stryker, Capt. Burdett, 3039. 
14 Stuart, Lady Ann, 2569. 
77 Stubbs, Frances A., 3108. 
98 Stubbs, Peter, 3348. 
98 Stubbs, Charles, 3349. 
194 Stures, Isaac R., 4449. 
194 Stures, Eda M., 4450. 
28 Stuyvesant, Capt. G., 2666. 
139 Sullivan, William, 3788. 
205 Surratt, Mrs., 4494. 
106 Sutton, George W., 3472 
159 Suydam, Jacobus, 4147. 
207 Swan, Rebecca, 4537. 
193 Swartwout, Augusta, 4439. 
175 Sweet, Joseph T., 3944. 
56 Swere, Anna, 2960. 
187 Sykes, C, 4389. 
106 Sypher, Asa, 3463. 
106 Sypher, Obia Lewis, 3464. 
106 Sypher, Josephine, 3465. 
106 Sypher, Pauline, 3466. 

106 Sypher, Abbie Ann, 3467. 

106 Talbot, Bethuel, 3458. 

47 Talkinton, Frederick W., 2868. 

47 Talkinton, Adaline Augusta, 2S69. 

47 Talkinton, Grace Valeria, 2871. 

47 Tallac, Catharine, 2881. 

44 Taliman, Sophrona, 2806. 

82 Taliman, Lawson, 3251. 

185 Tallowday, George W., 4378. 

185 Tallowday, Lewis, 4379. 

185 Tallowday, Elliott, 4380. 

131, 132, 133 134 Tarleton, Lt. Col., 

170 Tayler, Eliza, 4251. 

47 Taylor, James, 2865. 

47 Taylor, Frank, 2S66. 

47 Taylor, Jessie, 2867. 

66, 165 Taylor, Jacob, 3020. 

117 Taylor, Deborah, 3672. 

215 Taylor, Argyle, 4648. 

215 Taylor, Cornelia, 4649. 

215 Taylor, Lelia, 4650. 

215 Taylor, Netty, 4651. 

81 Taxter, Hattie, 3225. 

100 Telfair, John, 3380. 

187 Teneyck, Mathew Conkling, 4391. 

187 Teneyck, Mary He'en, 4392. 

187 Teneyck, Sarah Conkling, 4393. 

187 Teneyck, Charles, 4394. 

67 Terhune, Sarah, 3026. 

207 Terhune, Peter, 4540. 

207 Terhune, James, 4541. 

207 Terhune, Abraham, 4542. 

207 Terhune, Albert, 4543. 

207 Terhune, John, 4544. 

207 Terhune, Peter, Jr., 4545. 

207 Terhune, Daniel, 4546. 

207 Terhune, Stephen, 4547. 

207 Terhune, Frederick, 4548. 

51, 54 Terneur, Hester, 2930 («ee Eas- 
ter Devoose). 

78 Terrill, Lewis, 3133. 

98 Terry, Abbey, 3360. 

196 Tetar (Tetard), Peter, 4467. 

120 Thomas, John, 3687, 

143 Thomas, Mary, 3906. 



213 Thomas, Charles, 4613. 

99 Thompson, Harriet A,, 3365. 

140 Tienken, Anna, 3856. 

113 Tilley, Mary, 3589. 

168 Tillou, Henry, 4206. 

150 Tilt, George W., 4049. 

79 Tippet, George, 3149. 

157 Titus, Francis. 4100. 

157 Titus, Mary, 41 11. 

117 Titus, Sarah, 3666. 

157 Titus, Francis, Jr., 4099. 

41 Tompkins, Isaac, 2753. 

41 Tompkins, Nanc)- See, 2754. 

41 Tompkins, Abraham, 2755. 

41 Tompkins, Elizabeth, 2756. 

41 Tompkins, Sophy, 2757. 

41 Tompkins, Luc}- Ann, 275S. 

42 Tompkins, Selena Bell, 2776. 

43 Tompkins, Simeon M., 2788. 
60, 66 Tompkins, Nathaniel, 3006. 
66 Tompkins, Zipporah, 3021. 

66 Tompkins, Gov. Dan. D., 3023. 

165 Tompkins, Hannah, 4191. 

187 Tompkins, Caroline, 438S. 

232 Tompkins, Nehemiah, Jr., 47S0. 

232 Tompkins, Joshua, 47S2. 

160 Townsend, Ellen F., 4154. 

51, 54 Tourneur (Terneur), Daniel, 

51. 54 Tourneur (Turneir), Hester, 

206 Tozer, Charles, 4495. 
206 Tozer, Mary, 4496. 
206 Tozer, George, 4497. 
206 Tozer, Elijah, 4498. 
206 Tozer, William, 4499. 
206 Tozer, Jacob, 4500. 
176 Travers, William, 4311. 
Ill Travers, Elizabeth, 3570. 
173 Travis, Sarah, 4296. 
49 Trout, Lauretta, 2920. 
98 Truelson, William F. , 3355. 
96 Tryon, General, 3323. 
173 Turner, John, 4297. 
109 Tumsel, William, 3529. 
109 Tumsel, William, Jr., 3530. 

no Underhill, Caleb, 3557. 

128 Underhill, Peter, 3747. 

48 Vail, Jonathan, 2886. 

48 Vail, Clara Jane, 2887. 

48 Vail, Frederick Charles, 28S8. 

169 Vail, Isaac, 4232. 

169 Vail, John, 4233. 

169 Vail, Walter, 4234. 

169 Vail, Elsie, 4235. 

169 Vail, Clara, 4236. 

64 Valentine, Gilbert, 3011. 

72 Valentine, Eleanor, 3077. 

72, 74, 75, 97 Valeniine, Dennis, Sen., 

3078 (see 3092). 

73, 74. 75. 76 Valentine, Peter, 3089. 

74, 76 Valentine, Mary, 3090. 
74 Valentine, Ja"ob, 3091. 

77 Valentine, Lemuel, 3093. 

77 Valentine, Sophia De Voe, 3094. 

77 Valentine, Harriet Hall, 3095. 

77 Valentine, Lemuel Sidney, 3096. 

78 Valentine, William J., 3127. 
78 Valentine, Lewis, 3128. 

78 Valentine, Mary Elizabeth, 3129. 

78 Valentine, Anna Louisa, 3132. 

78 Valentine, John, 3134. 

86 Valentine, Charles, 3284. 

97 Valentine, Charity Eliza, 3345. 

117 Valentine, John, 3673. 

117 Valeniine, Gilbert, 3674. 

147 Valleau, William, 4020. 

147 Valleau, Hattie, 4021. 

147 Valleau, Freddy, 4022. 

147 Valleau, Benjamin, 4023. 

191 Vanarsdall, Leonard, 4427. 

107 Van Beuren, Maria, 3492. 

217 Van Blarcom, Mary, 4686. 

207 Van Blarcom, Sarah, 4530. 

217 Van Bossum, Alletta, 4682. 

20 Van Bremen, Jacob, 2600. 

38 Van Cortlandt, Capt. Philip, 2751. 

53 Van Cortland, Stevanus, 2934. 

65, 130, 135 Van Cortland, Augustus, 

196 Van Cortland, Jeme (James), 4475. 
116 Van Cott, John, 3663. 



Ii6 Van Cott, William H., 3664. 
162, 163 Van Cott, John P., 4182. 
27 Vanderbeck, Conrad, 2655. 
191 Vanderbilt, Andrew, 4424. 
igi Vanderbilt, B\'ron, 4425. 
191 Vanderbilt, Hesier, 4426. 
144 Vanderhoof, J. S., 3926. 
20 Van Derkar, Abraliam, 2592. 
19 Vanderker, Fytie, 2584. 
150 Vanderpooi, John, 4062. 
19 Vander Werken, Catharine, 25S3. 
72 Van Deventer, Gustavus, 306/. 
186 Van Epps, Doctor, 4385. 

185 Van Eiten, Sarah, 4374. 

186 Van Etten, Martin V. B., 43S4. 
143 Van Gelder, Mary, 3895. 

lib Van Houghton, James, 3656. 
191 Van Houton, Abraham, 4421. 

19 Van Isselteyn, Jannetje, 2578. 
42 Van Nostrand, Amanda, 277S. 
45 Van Nostrand, William, 2818. 
45 Van Nostrand, Hester, 2819. 

45 Van Nostrand, William, Jr., 2822. 
45 Van Nostrand, Adaline, 2823. 
77 Van Nostrand, Mamie W., 3107. 
100 Van Nostrand, Charity, 3377. 
Ill Van Nostrand, Benjamin, 3569. 

20 Van Olinda, Maritje, 2593. 
42 Van Orden, David E., 2779. 
208 Van Saun, Isaac, 4553. 
218 Van Saun, Elizabeth, 4694. 
38 Van Tassel, Abraham, 2742. 
38 Van Tassel, Catharine, 2743. 

38 Van Tassel, Abraham, Jr., 2744. 

38 Van Tassel, Jude, 2745. 

38 Van Tassel, Anna, 2746. 

38 Van Tassel, Mariah, 2747. 

38 Van Tassel, John, 2748. 

38 Van Tassel, Andrew, 2749. 

38 Van Tassel, Emeline, 2750. 

107 Van Tassel, Emory, 3476. 

27 Van Valkenbergh, Henry, 2662. 

21 Van Vleei, Elizabeth, 2613. 
191 Van Vleet, Rebecca, 4428. 

28, 29 Van Vlekkeren, Marj', 2669. 
29 Van Waganan, Jacob, 2674. 

44 Van Wart, Henry, 2792. 
44 Van Wart, Abraham, 2793. 

44 Van Wart, Catharine, 2794. 

45 Van Wart, Jacob, 2820. 

45 Van Wart, Abraham, 2821. 

45 Van Wart, Hannah, 2824. 

46 Van Wart, Isaac, 2825. 

45 Van Wart, Martimus, 2835. 

45 Van Wart, Abraham, 2836. 

49 Van Wart, Joghem, 2927. 

49 Van Wart, Catharine, 2928. 

49 Van Wart, Johannes, 2928 2. 

49 Van Wart, Jacob, 2929. 

49 Van Wart, Maritie, 2929-2. 

144 Van We)', Maria, 3949. 

73 Van Winkle, Alice Louisa, 20S5. 

19 Van Woglum, Mary, 2579. 

20 Van Worst, S.ira, 2590. 

68 Varian, Lt.-Col. Jonathan, 3033. 

85 Varian, Isaic, 3271. 

85 Varian, Joseph, 3272. 

85 Varian, James, 3273. 

85 Varian, Richard, 3274. 

85 Varian, Michael, 3275. 

85 Varian, Isaac, 3276. 

3 Verchmont, Michel, 2553. 

no Vermylie, C, 3555. 

232, 234 Verplank, Anna Maria, 4778. 

235, 236 Verplank, Philip, 4797. 

56 Vincent, Levi, 2953. 

58 Vincent, Charles, 2989. 

209 Vorhee*, Col. Kuert, 4578. 

209 Vorhees, Lavina, 4580. 

209 Vorhees, Eliza Ann, 4581. 

35 Vredenbergh, Nicholas, 2717. 

218 Vreeland, Jacob, 4696. 

218 Vreeland, Cornelius, 4697. 

218 Vreeland, Eliza, 4698. 

218 Vreeland, John, 4699. 

218 Vreeland, David, 4700. 

218 Vreeland, Jane, 4701. 

218 Vreeland, Maria, 4702. 
92 Wadsworth, Seth, 3309. 
169 Wagner, John, 4249. 

219 Wainvvright, William, 4729. 
20 Wakefield, Anna, 2599. 



163 Wakeman, Malvina, 41S7. 
194 Waldo, Nailian, 4460. 
171 Walcolt, Elizabeth, 4236. 
109 Waldron, Maria, 3554. 
221 Walker, Lewis, 4759. 
221 Walker, Lewis, Jr., 4760. 
221 Walker, James, 4761. 
213 Walrath, Mary, 4614. 
25 Ward, Sarah, 2626. 

96 Ward, Stephen, 3335. 
T45 Ward, Gabriel, 3958. 
146 Ward, Josiah, 3959. 
146 Ward, Samuel, 3960. 
146 Ward, James, 3961. 
146 Ward, Silas, 3962. 

64, 65, 66 Warner, John, 3014. 

89 Warner, Aaron, 3300. 

114 Warren, Margaret, 3612. 

36, 37.95. 132 Washington, Gen., 2738. 

194 Waters, Alonzo, 4456. 

194 Waters, Clifton H., 4457. 

194 Waters, Minnie E., 4458. 

163 Watson, George, 4185. 

72 Webb, Sarah C, 3071. 

146 Webb, James, 3979. 

97 Weeks, John, 3343. 
97 Weeks, Mary, 3344. 

99 Weeks, Deborah, 3372. 

loi Weeks, Sarah, 3400. 

140 Weeks, Harriet Steven, 3820. 

157 Weil, Patrick, 4112. 

53 Wells, Philip, 2935. 

169 Wells, Alice, 4224. 

151 Wessel, Capt. James, 4086. 

79 West, Thomas, 3153. 

108 West, William, 3505. 

113 Whaley, Robert, 3586. 

91 Whare, William, 3305. 

116 Wheeler, Lucretia, 3654. 

226 Wheeler, Captain, 4772. 

no White, Edward, 3560. 

112 White, William E. C, 3577. 

112 White, Ethalinda, 3578. 

112 White, Mary Elizabeth, 3579. 

112 White, Harriet, 3580. 

139 White, John, 3792. 

144 White, Ivory, 3936. 

146 White, H. Hendrick, 3964. 

176 White, Benjamin, 4325. 

176 White, Clarissa, 4326. 

240 White, Colonel, 4814. 

212 Wickens, Sarah Ann, 4593. 

169 Wickes, John N., 4213. 

169 Wickes, Edwin Forest, 4214. 

169 Wickes, John Franklin, 4215. 

169 Wickes, Frederick William, 4216. 

169 Wickes, George De Voe, 4217. 

169 Wickes, Mary Eliza, 4218. 

169 Wickes, Charles Daniel, 4219. 

146 Wight, Richard, 3965. 

72 Wilkins, Marion M , 3068. 

149 Wilkins, Margaret J., 4046. 

214 Wdkinson, Robert, 4645. 

47 Wiliard, Francis, 2877. 

192 Willey, Elizabeth. 4432. 

57 William HL of England, 2965. 

43 Williams, Elizabeth, 2790. 

43, 45, 46 Williams, Abraham, 2826. 

45 Williams, Rachel, 2827. 

45 Williams, Catharine, 2828. 

45 Williams, Mary, 2829. 

45, 46 Williams, David, 2834. 

77 Williams, Emily, 3115. 

87 Williams, John, 3291, 

106 Williams, Mercy, 3473. 

109 Williams, George, 3532. 

109 Williams, George Hadley, 3533. 

157 Williams, Peter, 4109. 

157 Williams, Capt. John, 4110. 

193 Williams, Bessey, 4328. 
207 Williamson, Frances, 4551. 
209 Williamson, Sarah, 4568. 
106 Wiisey, Mary Eliza, 3457. 
106 Wilsie, Jane B., 3475. 

112 Wilson, Lavina, 3572. 

122 Wilson, Rev. Drake, 3709. 

139 Wilson, James, 3795. 

139 Wilson, Charlotte, 3796. 

139 Wilson, George, 3797. 

139 Wilson, William Henry, 3798. 

139 Wilson, Margaret, 3800. 

122, 127 Winchester, E., 3704. 



143 Wines, Ann Maria, 3904. 

185 Winspheare (or Winspeare), Luti- 

tia, 4383. 
171 Wolcott, Elizabeth, 4286. 
173 Wood, John Fletcher, 4299. 
89 Woodruff, Maria, 3296. 
loi Woolf, Andrew, 3401. 
loi Woolf, John, 3402. 
loi Woolf, Anthon)^ 3403. 
loi Woolf, Sarah, 3404. 
loi Woolf, Phebe, 3405. 
loi Woolf, William H., 3406. 
loi Woolf, Andrew E., 3407. 
loi Woolf, John A., 3420. 
loi Woolf, Absalone, 3421. 
loi Woolf, Sarah A., 3422. 
lor Woolf, James, 3423. 
loi Woolf, Hannah E., 3424. 
loi Woolf, Isaac, 3425. 
loi Woolf, John D., 3426. 
140 Woolsey, William J., 3838. 
140 Woolse\\ Hester, 3839. 

140 Woolsey, Caroline, 3840. 
140 Woolsey, William Jay, 3841. 
140 Woolsey, Alexander, 3842. 
140 Woolsey, James P., 3843. 
140 Woolsey, Abraham O., 3844. 

211 Wosmer, Eve, 4586. 

212 Wosmer, Hannah, 4598. 

72 Wotherspoon, Henry H., 3062. 
72 Wotherspoon, James, 3063. 
72 Wotherspoon, Henr}- H., Jr., 3064. 
72 Wotherspoon, George Albert, 3065. 
72 Wotherspoon, Herman Guleke, 

42 Wright, Thomas, 2767. 
42 Wright, Edgar, 276S. 
42 Wright, Elizabeth, 2769. 
80 Wright, William, 3176. 
132 Wright, Orderly Sergt., 3764 
139 Wright, Isaac, 3802. 
45 Yerks, John, 2830. 
146 Youmans, Mary, 3963. 
218 Zabriskie, Jane, 4695. 


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